South Campus Athletics Plan
According to mgoblue.com, the University of Michigan Department of Athletics wants "our student-athletes to have the best facilities and resources" and to "compete for championships in all of our sports."
Apparently, the department means what they say. The South Campus Athletics Plan is proof of how committed the department is to the success of Michigan student-athletes.
The plan is the result of a comprehensive review by the Michigan athletic department of every facility for every Michigan sport. The department calls the plan "a reinvention of how the entire athletic campus looks, feels, and acts."
At a cost of approximately $300,000,000, the plan will take about 10 years to execute fully and will impact every Michigan athletic team.
"The Michigan Athletic Department is 100% self-sustained," says Chrissi Rawak, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Development. "Ticket revenues, conference sharing, the preferred seat donation, corporate and media rights subsidize a significant portion of our operating budget. The success of the South Campus Athletics Plan will be dependent on investments made by many generous donors."
(The William Davidson Player Development Center for men's and women's basketball, the Weisfeld Family Golf Center for both the men's and women's teams, and the Wilpon Baseball and Softball Complex have already been completed.)
The South Campus Athletics Plan includes these significant improvements and enhancements to existing facilities as well as completely new facilities:
- Canham Natatorium Expansion
- Crisler Center Renovation
- Field Hockey Seating and Upgrades
- Golf Course Restoration
- New Golf Course Clubhouse
- Indoor Rowing Facility
- Lacrosse Facilities
- New multi-purpose arena for wrestling, volleyball and men's and women's gymnastics
- New Outdoor and Indoor Track Facilities
- Ross Academic Center Expansion
- Schembechler Hall Renovation
- Soccer Project
- Softball Team Facility Upgrades
- New Strength & Conditioning Facilities
- Weidenbach Hall Renovation
- Yost Ice Arena
- The Walk of Champions
Complete details of the South Campus Athletics Plan---including ways to contribute---are at support.mgoblue.com.