Housed in the state-of-the-art Legacy Hall are the offices for the entire intercollegiate athletics department. Opened in the spring of 1999, the $4.4 million facility is a multi-purpose facility second to none in collegiate athletics.
Located next to Lawlor Events Center and near the rest of the intercollegiate athletics facilities on the northern end of campus, Legacy Hall features the Tribute to Champions where the accomplishments of individuals, teams and coaches claiming championships are prominently displayed on the first floor lobby area. Administrative and sport offices are located throughout the building, while the Link Piazzo Ticket Office is on the first floor.
On the lower level is the Link Piazzo Hall of Fame Room where inductees into Nevada's athletic hall as well as a display case honoring the philanthropist are on permanent display. The room also serves as a venue for press conferences, athletics department meetings and community outreach events. A wishing pond and soothing waterfall are located beneath the staircase.
Winner of numerous awards, Legacy Hall has won two Silver Spike Awards, an Ace Award, the American Advertising Award and the Vanguard Award.
Dennis Banks Construction was the general contractor and Doug Worth of Worth Group Architects designed the facility. Murphy and Orr Exhibitors built the Tribute to Champions displays, and Stough and Williams designed that aspect of the building.
The 35,000-square-foot building was built entirely with private dollars raised by former Director of Athletics Chris Ault and his staff.