Athletics South Competition and Performance Project

Athletics South Competition and Performance Project

Project Highlights

Track & Field
• Indoor and outdoor track competition venue for 2,000 and 500 spectators, respectively

Lacrosse
• Lacrosse stadium will accommodate 2,000 spectators

Rowing
• University's first indoor rowing tank

Performance and Team Center
• Specialized spaces for each team, and shared resources for all teams

SIZE: 280,000 square feet total
PROJECTED COMPLETION: 2018
CONSTRUCTION COST: $168 million

Projected to be completed in the winter of 2018, the Athletics South Competition and Performance Project will beneift nearly two-thirds of the student-athletes associated with Michigan Athletics. The $168 million project will add approximately 280,000 square feet of space for men's and women's track and field, cross country and lacrosse as well as women's rowing.

New indoor and outdoor track and field facilities that can accommodate 2,000 and 500 spectators, respectively, will allow the university to once again host home track meets as well as regional and national competitions. A 2,000-seat lacrosse stadium will create a home for the university's newest varsity programs. The university's first indoor rowing tank will also be built as part of the project.

The project will add 200 parking spaces for athletic needs in addition to the existing 700 commuter parking spots in the area. The commuter parking spaces could be used for event parking during non-peak hours. Bus transportation will continue to be provided to Central Campus.

A performance and team center will provide specialized spaces for each team and shared resources for all teams. It will include strength and conditioning, athletic medicine, a performance lab, meeting space and locker rooms. It also will allow for consolidation of various team facilities now dispersed across the athletic campus. The facilities also will be available to student-athletes who already practice and compete in that area as well as students who participate in the university's recreational sports programs.

No tuition or tax dollars are being used to fund the project. Funding will be provided entirely by athletic donor resources and gifts, including a $100 million gift from Stephen M. Ross.

Regents Approve Design for Competition and Performance Project (5/21/2015)
Regents Approve Athletics South Competition and Performance Project (9/14/2014)
FAQ: Athletics South Competition and Performance Project (9/14/2014)

Project Renderings


Athletics South Competition and Performance Project
An overhead look at the Athletics South Competition and Performance Project

Aerial View
Athletics South Competition and Performance Project: View from southeast

Athletics South Competition and Performance Project: Lacrosse Stadium, Outdoor Track, Indoor Track, Sports Performance Center
Athletics South Competition and Performance Project (clockwise from lower left): Lacrosse Stadium, Outdoor Track, Indoor Track, Sports Performance Center

Indoor and Outdoor Track
Athletics South Competition and Performance Project: Indoor and Outdoor Track

Sports Performance Center
Athletics South Competition and Performance Project: Sports Performance Center