Director of Athletics Jamie
Pollard shared a four-phased vision, which included extensive renovations for
James H. Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium, along with proposals for a new
"The future of
Pollard started his presentation
by noting 52 years ago, Dr. James H. Hilton dreamed of an
That same persistence and forward
thinking, Pollard said, is "what inspires us to believe we can elevate
The multi-faceted master plan includes a major remodeling of Hilton Coliseum (basketball and volleyball practice facility, office complex and a Hall of Fame / gathering venue for fans on game day), significant upgrades at Jack Trice Stadium (bowled in south end zone, additional suites, club seats, restrooms, concessions and classic perimeter fencing), Student Recreation Center (aquatics center and gymnastics practice facility) and the concept of a Gateway Athletics Complex (located east of Jack Trice, which would house tennis, outdoor track, softball and baseball).
The Regents supported the facility plan which allows the project to now move into the fundraising phase.
"Now, that we've received approval to begin fundraising for the project, we'll shift our focus towards introducing the concept to ‘Cyclone Nation' and building support for this spectacular vision," Pollard said.