Harvard's Murr Center opened in May of 1998. Housing state-of-the-art facilities for several programs, it also services the entire intercollegiate program as the centrally-located home for the department's administration. The dedication plaque in the front lobby reads "Michael C. Murr '73, MBA '75, Longtime friend of Harvard, whose vision and generosity offer new generations of Harvard men and women the opportunity to realize their athletic potential."
The building's daily feature is the Lee Family Hall of Athletic History. Along the walls are themed panels highlighting the Crimson's long and rich athletic tradition, and there are also free-standing displays of the proud tradition of the nation's oldest - and largest - Division I athletic program. A mecca of Harvard athletic history, the facility hosts team meetings, recruiting functions and numerous alumni and networking events. This space is available to be rented for functions or events and is also open to the public during normal business hours.
On football game days, however, the showstopped is the Murr Center Lounge, which is transformed into a VIP center reception area for friends of the program to watch all the action from the climate-controlled plaza overlooking historic Harvard Stadium. Postgame, that same space is convertd once more into the media center which houses press conferences and work space for credentialed staff.