Vanderbilt reveals plans for $300 million facility project
Vanderbilt Athletics just took a major step forward on Monday as the school has committed $300 million to major facilities and operational enhancements in Nashville.
Thanks to the Vandy United Fund, $200 million of the $300 million has already been raised.
“As the largest undertaking of its kind in Vanderbilt Athletics’ history, the Vandy United Fund represents a bold step for Vanderbilt athletics and the promise of an even brighter future,” said Chancellor Daniel Diermeier. “This is our moment to turn the page, together, and start a new chapter for Vanderbilt athletics, for our student-athletes and for our many supporters. This is our opportunity to make good on the promise and potential of Vanderbilt athletics by investing in our student-athletes and providing a better fan experience, today and in the future, and creating an environment where our student-athletes can thrive and compete to win, now and for decades to come.”
Here is an outline of what Vanderbilt looks to accomplish with the $300 million investment into its athletic programs:
- 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.
“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,” Lee said.