We Are Vandy United

The Vision for Vanderbilt Athletics

About 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. It 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.

Latest Updates

Ingram Center for Student-Athlete Success

(October 2022) Vanderbilt announced the creation of the Ingram Center for Student-Athlete Success, to be funded with part of the lead gift to the Vandy United campaign made by longtime supporter and Board of Trust member John R. Ingram. Housed within a central location in the McGugin Center, this initiative represents a restructured approach to how Vanderbilt Athletics will support academic, personal and career development.

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Updated Renderings of Basketball Operations Center

(October 2022) The latest detailed renderings of the basketball operations center and men’s and women’s practice courts

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Latest Progress Discussion with Candice Lee

(April 2022) Candice Lee, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and athletic director, discusses the progress with Al Harris, Principal, Senior Architect at Populous

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FirstBank Stadium Premium Areas 2022

(June 2022) Upgrades made to the suite level and bridge seating for the 2022 football season.

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Stadium Naming Rights

(August 2022) Vanderbilt University and FirstBank have signed a 10-year football stadium naming rights and campus collaboration agreement.

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Tennis Facility Renderings Unveiled

(September 2022) Upgrades, renovations will position tennis center among nation’s best

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Projects

  • Located in current north end zone of FirstBank Stadium
  • Multi-floor building with two practice gyms spanning more than 90,000 square feet
  • New student-athlete locker rooms and lounges
  • New weight room
  • New athletic training facility
  • Premium hospitality areas
  • New videoboard to enhance football game day experience
  • New premium seating in addition to loge boxes for football game days
  • Visiting football locker room
  • New north concourse expansion connecting FirstBank Stadium’s east and west concourses
  • Convenient access to Memorial Gymnasium
  • Replacing current south end zone seating bowl of FirstBank Stadium
  • Multi-floor building spanning more than 130,000 square feet
  • Football game day locker room
  • Student-athlete training table and dining facility, five times larger than current dining facility
  • New diverse premium seat offerings for football game days, including living room boxes, loge boxes, club seating, field-level seating, founders’ suites, club suites and open-air tailgate suites
  • Renovated concourse twice as large as current footprint, also doubling the number of concession stands with expanded offerings
  • New videoboard and stadium acoustics system
  • Expanding current square footage of McGugin Center by more than 175 percent
  • New academic center doubling the size of current student-athlete academic center
  • Football locker room and lounge area
  • Football weight room
  • All-sports athletic training room to more than double in size
  • Hydrotherapy and recovery areas
  • Student-athlete nutrition stations
  • New sport science lab
  • Team meeting rooms
  • Coaches’ offices
  • New Olympic sports weight room featuring more than 150 percent more square footage than existing weight room
  • New Olympic sports locker rooms, with more than twice the space of current footprint
  • Situated on footprint of current football practice field
  • More than 100,000 square feet
  • 120-yard artificial turf football field
  • Fully conditioned, which facilitates year-round training
  • Five current courts in the indoor portion to be renovated into a more generous four court configuration and additional circulation space
  • Five new indoor courts and two outdoor courts will be added
  • New seating options to provide unobstructed viewing of all courts, air conditioning, new upward-facing LED lighting, and insulated walls with ball-resistant covering
  • All existing student-athlete and coaches’ facilities will be renovated
  • It will exceed all requirements needed to host all levels of NCAA postseason competition

Support Vandy United

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.

Our Values

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