Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. Athletic & Academic Center is a beautiful addition to the Delaware Military Academy’s campus. School administration at the Academy saw a need for the students to have more space for athletic and academic activities, and, after a thorough cost analysis, decided a dome gymnasium could provide this extra space. Due to the lower costs for construction, maintenance, and utilities, the dome has proven to be a financially wise decision. The collaboration of a few different companies was able to produce the new facility for the young cadets to utilize.
The 151-feet (46 m) diameter dome stands 30-feet (9 m) tall. The 27,000 square feet (2,508 m²) dome interior includes a 750 seat gymnasium, six classrooms, science labs, locker rooms, training space for athletes, a sound system, and additional office space.
The cadets attending the Academy have enjoyed using the new facilities. They have more space for practicing sports, and additional classrooms for their freshman classmen.
The $6 million dollar project was possible due to the generosity of local real estate developer and philanthropist, Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. He donated $2.5 million dollars to fund the project, to the gratitude of the school administration and students.
The completed dome gave the school 40 percent more space to be utilized and gave the sports teams a home base to practice and play.