Construction of three new buildings on the athletics department's existing footprint. The cornerstone of the project is the new Land O'Lakes Center for Excellence, which will house a new academic center, Gopher Athletics' first nutrition center, as well as a leadership center focused on developing life skills, leadership and preparing student-athletes for successful professional careers outside of sports. This facility will serve all current and future Gopher student-athletes.

    In addition, the Athletes Village will include the new Charlie and Kathy Cunningham Basketball Development Center (the first in the department's history), which will have dedicated practice and administrative spaces for both the men's and women's basketball program, as well as a new indoor practice facility and the David and Janis Larson Football Performance Center with strength and conditioning space, athletic training, offices, team rooms and more.

    These new structures will allow the department to re-purpose and renovate existing spaces in the Bierman and Gibson-Nagurski buildings to better support all Gopher student-athletes and staff.

    516 15th Avenue SE
    Beginning Project Date:
    October 2015
    Project Completion:
    January 2018
    Construction Company:
    Mortenson Construction
    Recent Updates:
    The U of M's Athlete's Village is complete.