The Vision for Vanderbilt Athletics
We are Vandy United.
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.
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.
– Candice S. Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director
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