We have a vision to transform Gopher Athletics into a culture that stops at
nothing short of greatness in competition, in the classroom, and in the community.
To realize this vision, we need your support for a new athletics complex focused on
top academic, athletic, and leadership performance centers.
Similar investments have been the catalyst at other Big Ten schools to build championship programs.
The University of Minnesota deserves that same chance.
While Gopher Athletics has a collection of amazing gameday venues, the development facilities where our student-athletes spend the vast majority of their time studying and practicing are outdated and overcrowded. To continue providing a competitive collegiate experience for our student-athletes, we need to modernize our development facilities.
The University’s Board of Regents approved our Athletes Village facilities plan during its October 2015 meeting, allowing us to begin construction of these new facilities. We held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the project on October 30. The site was fenced off in mid-February so construction could begin and activity on the site has increased ever since.
As construction of the Athletes Village continues, we still need financial contributions. To-date, you have helped our Nothing Short of Greatness campaign raise more than $80 million in private donations in fewer than 30 months. However, the Athletes Village will cost approximately $166 million in total. As we work toward completing construction of these new facilities, we need to continue raising money to fully fund this effort.
As part of the Athletes Village project, we will add several new buildings to our existing footprint behind the Bierman Field Athletic Building. Click on any of the links below to learn more about each specific piece of the project.
This campaign includes: