The Vision for Vanderbilt Athletics

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Tennis Facility Renderings Unveiled

Sept. 8, 2022 — Artists’ renderings of the Lummis Family Tennis Center were unveiled as Fred and Claudia Lummis, both BA’76, and their sons—Fred III, Dan, BA’05, and Ben, BA’08—have made the lead gift with the goal of inspiring and facilitating gifts from other alumni and donors to champion state-of-the-art tennis facilities to benefit both the Vanderbilt and greater Nashville communities.


Stadium Naming Rights

Aug. 29, 2022 — Vanderbilt University and FirstBank have signed a 10-year football stadium naming rights and campus collaboration agreement.


Vandy United Updates

April 18, 2022 — As part of the ongoing Vandy United campaign, Vanderbilt University unveiled detailed plans for the men’s and women’s basketball operations center and practice facility. Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, discusses the progress with Al Harris, principal, senior architect at Populous, and Kevin Ingram, director of digital operations for Vanderbilt Athletics.

Basketball Operations Center and North End Zone Stadium Upgrades

  • 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

South End Zone Facility

  • 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

Football Operations Center and Expanded McGugin Center

  • 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

Football Indoor Practice Facility

  • 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

Additional Projects

Vanderbilt will continue working with Populous to refine and finalize design for each project. This includes the ongoing exploration of options for enhancing Vanderbilt’s baseball facilities and tennis complex.

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. 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.

Follow Our Progress

Football Stadium Naming Rights

Vanderbilt aligns with Nashville-based FirstBank for football stadium naming rights and campus collaboration agreement.

Upgrades for FirstBank Stadium Premium Areas

A Reimagined Look for FirstBank Stadium Football Turf

Basketball Operations Center, Practice Facility Timeline Revealed

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Hall Family Makes $5.5 Million Gift to Vandy United

Gift will improve student-athlete and fan experience at Hawkins Field, help VandyBoys remain standard for baseball excellence.

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Basketball Locker Rooms Complete

Renovated and upgraded basketball locker rooms provide first-class home for our Commodore student-athletes.

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Construction is Underway


Vanderbilt Unveils Renderings

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Vandy United Campaign Renderings

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Vandy United Updates

Scope and scale outlined, aerial map revealed

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Football Locker Room Revealed

Vanderbilt’s renovated locker room ready for use for 2021 season.

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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

“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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