Junge Family Champions Center and Mortenson Plaza
SIZE: 11,400 square feet
This 11,400 square foot facility provides a central recruiting location for University of Michigan athletics, and is also a venue for team banquets, press conferences and other events. It includes a lounge area, kitchen, restrooms, and boasts the Mortenson Plaza, an open-air plaza on the roof adjacent to the Michigan Stadium concourse and Crisler Arena.
The $4.5 million center was primarily funded by a $2 million donation from the Junge family, longtime fans and supporters of Michigan athletics.
"John (Engineering '64, MBA '67) and Sue (Education '65) Junge are both proud graduates of the University of Michigan and have been exceptional fans of the Michigan Athletic Department," said U-M Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bill Martin. "We are proud to have the Junge name on a facility that will provide a central point for hospitality and will highlight Michigan's outstanding athletic tradition."
John Junge, the president of All-Star Maintenance in San Diego, Calif., has served on the Athletics Department Advisory Committee and, together with Susan Junge, endowed a full scholorship in support of the U-M football program.
"We are proud to have the opportunity to have the Junge family name on a facility that will work for many years in keeping the tradition of Michigan athletics in the forefront," John Junge said. "Having the chance to give back something to our university is a very proud moment for the entire Junge family."
The Junges have three sons: Paul, Kurt and Jeff (LSA '93).
The Mortenson Family Plaza -- which tops the Champions Center -- was made possible with a $1 million donation from Kenneth (MBA '69) and Linda Mortenson and family, of New York, N.Y. It will be primarily used for for tailgating, dinners and other outings.
Junge Family Champions Center 333 E. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI
From Detroit Metro Airport and points east: Take I-94 west to Ann Arbor-Saline Road (exit 175). Turn right and follow Ann Arbor-Saline Road as it turns into Main Street, going north for approximately 1 1/2 miles. Crisler Arena is located near the northeast corner of Main and Stadium Boulevard next to Michigan Stadium; the Junge Family Champions Center is next to Crisler Arena on the side of the tunnel entrance.
From Chicago and points west: Take I-94 east to Ann Arbor-Saline Road (exit 175). Turn left and follow Ann Arbor-Saline Road as it turns into Main Street, going north for approximately 1 1/2 miles. Crisler Arena is located near the northeast corner of Main and Stadium Boulevard next to Michigan Stadium. Turn right immediately after Michigan Stadium onto E. Keech Avenue and turn right into the lot just past Michigan Stadium, or turn right onto Stadium Boulevard and turn left into the parking lot immediately after Crisler Arena. The Junge Family Champions Center is next to Crisler Arena on the side of the tunnel entrance.
From Toledo and points south: Take U.S. 23 north to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.
From Flint and points north: Take U.S. 23 south to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.