David Brandon's vision is about to be realized.
An indoor rowing tank will be built for the first time. A performance and team center will provide specialized spaces for each team and shared resources for all teams for strength and conditioning, athletic medicine, a performance lab, meeting space and locker rooms. New indoor and outdoor track and field facilities will have permanent seating for 2,000 and 1,000 spectators, respectively. A 3,000-seat lacrosse stadium will create a home for the University's newest varsity programs, in a sport that is one of the fastest-growing in the nation.
"We are grateful for the support that our Regents and University leadership have continued to provide as we execute our transformational facilities plan for Michigan Athletics," said Brandon, U-M's Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. "This phase of the plan will complete several of our largest projects that will have a major impact on the future of Michigan Athletics. We are providing state-of-the-art facilities for all of our student-athletes to meet, train, compete and develop as students, athletes and community leaders. We are extremely appreciative of the donor support that has already been committed during this capital campaign and has enabled these projects to move forward."