We Are Vandy United
The Vision for Vanderbilt Athletics
The Vision for Vanderbilt Athletics
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.
#VandyUnited Construction Cams: Follow all the Vandy United progress with our live construction cams! There is a view of the north end zone, and a view of the south end zone.
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(November 2023) Placement of the final steel beam for the basketball operations center and practice facility on Nov. 2 marked the latest important milestone in the historic and ongoing Vandy United effort, part of the university’s $3.2 billion Dare to Grow campaign. Vanderbilt, in collaboration with construction firm Barton Malow, has accomplished another construction milestone. The “topping out” of the basketball operations center was completed with the placement today of the last structural piece.
(September 2023) Vanderbilt University announced an opportunity for former Vanderbilt baseball student-athletes to take the lead in shaping the future of Hawkins Field. An anonymous Vandy baseball alumnus and his alumna spouse will match all qualifying gifts and pledges by other baseball alumni, up to $10 million. With this significant lead gift, the donors hope to challenge baseball alumni and inspire all supporters to join them in ushering in the next era for the iconic home of the two-time national champions.
(May 2023) Vanderbilt revealed artistic renderings for major enhancements to Hawkins Field, home of Vanderbilt baseball and the two-time national champion VandyBoys. A cornerstone of Vandy United’s recently announced Dare to Grow phase, the Hawkins Field initiative creates extensive premium seating opportunities, expands capacity and reimagines the game day experience for supporters of one of college baseball’s most successful programs.
(May 2023) Vanderbilt University announced that the ongoing Vandy United campaign achieved its initial $300 million fundraising goal. This first phase represents the largest campaign in the history of Vanderbilt athletics and ushers in a new era of historic investment in student-athletes and the athletics experience. An integral part of Vanderbilt’s recently launched $3.2 billion Dare to Grow campaign, the largest in the university’s 150-year history, Vandy United’s next phase looks to build on its foundation with more facilities and operational enhancements.
(April 2023) Vanderbilt University announced an unprecedented philanthropic gift from Vanderbilt trustee Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and William R. (Billy) Frist to support Vandy United, another bold step forward in the landmark campaign.
The establishment of the Frist Athletics Village honors one of the largest gifts in Vanderbilt Athletics history. The complex encompasses the entirety of the campus neighborhood that is currently home to Vanderbilt Athletics. The area includes FirstBank Stadium, Memorial Gymnasium, Hawkins Field, the Lummis Family Tennis Center, the McGugin Center and Ingram Center for Student-Athlete Success.
(February 2023) Vanderbilt marked a major milestone in the Vandy United campaign with a groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 8. As construction begins on the basketball operations center, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee and leadership-level donors gathered to celebrate and reflect on Vandy United’s progress toward transforming the athletics footprint on campus and redefining what is possible for Vanderbilt.
(January 2023) Vanderbilt unveiled artists’ renderings detailing approximately $11 million in significant upgrades to men’s and women’s golf teams’ facilities at the Vanderbilt Legends Club, reaffirming its longstanding commitment to the home that has helped Commodores grow into SEC and NCAA champions.
(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.
We’re proud to announce the Ingram Center for Student-Athlete Success!
This initiative, made possible by longtime supporter and Board of Trust member John R. Ingram, MBA’86, will be an invaluable resource for our student-athletes as they pursue their academic and career goals. pic.twitter.com/1Pi9QsqwtQ
— Vanderbilt Athletics (@vucommodores) November 9, 2022
(October 2022) The latest detailed renderings of the basketball operations center and men’s and women’s practice courts
(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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(June 2022) Upgrades made to the suite level and bridge seating for the 2022 football season.
(August 2022) Vanderbilt University and FirstBank have signed a 10-year football stadium naming rights and campus collaboration agreement.
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.