The Vision for Vanderbilt Athletics

We are Vandy United.

The largest undertaking of its kind in school history, Vandy United represents a bold step for Vanderbilt Athletics. 

A $300 million investment in student-athletes and athletics programs, the Vandy United Fund will support major facilities and operational enhancements. Vandy United will elevate each sport at Vanderbilt, transform the athletics footprint on campus, build the best student-athlete experience in college sports and create an immersive gameday experience for Commodore Nation.

Vanderbilt will invest $100 million toward the campaign and has secured an additional $100 million in donor gifts, including a $10 million gift from John R. Ingram, a Board of Trust member and longtime supporter of Vanderbilt Athletics. Now, Vanderbilt is reaching out to the entire Commodore Nation to help support the future of Vanderbilt Athletics.

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August 24: Vandy United Updates

Scope and scale outlined, aerial map revealed

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March 29: Vandy United Launches

Vanderbilt launches historic $300 million investment campaign for Athletics

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Our Values

  • Academic and Personal Development
  • Athletic Excellence
  • Fan Experience
  • Community Engagement

Key Projects

The Vandy United Fund will invest in new facilities and upgrades to provide student-athletes with every ability to maximize their full potential. These investments will include:

Football Operations Center 

This facility will house team-specific needs, such as meeting rooms, offices, training room, expanded locker room and more.

Expanded McGugin Center 

The renovation will benefit all teams and include a new Sports Performance Center.

Indoor Football Practice Facility

This will include a full-length practice field adjacent to outdoor practice fields.

Basketball Operations Center

This facility will include team-specific needs for men’s and women’s basketball, including dedicated practice courts, a weight room, locker rooms, offices and more. 

Upgraded Stadium Fan Experience

Improvements will include premium seating options, hospitality space, upgraded food and beverage options and other fan amenities.

Vanderbilt worked with Perkins & Will on the strategic planning phase of the facilities plan and has selected Populous as the master architect. Design is underway and the university will unveil further details in summer 2021. Construction on both the football operations center and the basketball operations center is expected to begin following the conclusion of the 2021 football season.

“Each of these projects is a significant undertaking in its own right; taken together, they catapult Vanderbilt’s ability to enhance success on and off the field for all of our student-athletes.”

– Candice S. Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director


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