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 a new 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 for football and a 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.