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Arizona Athletics Capital Campaign
Current Projects


The Arizona Athletics Capital Campaign is a multi-facility project that supports all 20 sports programs and 500 student-athletes. The campaign includes renovations to four current Arizona Athletics facilities in addition to the construction of the new Indoor Sports Center.

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"These five projects will address some long-standing needs, and at the same time, will improve the experience for virtually all of our student-athletes. I want to thank everyone involved in helping this come to fruition, as I know it’s been a long time coming. This is just the start of what we hope will be a transformational period for our facilities, but we’ll need the continued support of our fans and donors to address the remainder of our needs moving forward."

Vice President and Director of Athletics, Dave Heeke

Projects


Arizona Stadium – East Phase 1

$25 Million | Construction underway with goal to be completed by start of the 2018 football season

Project Scope:
  • New restroom and concession facilities
  • Lower concourse access from south end zone seating to new east side amenities
  • Renovating ZonaZoo seating, lower east side concourse, and gate entry
  • A second phase is anticipated to provide renovations including seating, additional concessions and restroom upgrades to other areas of the stadium. Construction is expected to commence in January 2019 and be completed in time for the 2019 football season.


Hillenbrand Aquatic Center

$15 Million | Construction underway with goal to be completed by Jan. 2019

Project Scope:
  • Rebuild and expand the 50-meter pool to 65 meters, including the old diving well
  • Increase the number of 25-yard short course lanes from 18 to 22
  • Replace and significantly upgrade the pump and plumbing infrastructure
  • New chemical and filtration infrastructure and storage

Hillenbrand Memorial Softball Stadium

$8 Million | Construction to begin June 2018 with goal to be completed by start of the 2019 softball season

Project Scope:
  • Renovations to the existing seating areas
  • New shade structure for the infield
  • New restroom and concession facilities
  • New ticket office and souvenir stand
  • New premium club seating
  • Renovations to the press box

Indoor Sports Center

$18 Million | Construction underway with goal to be completed by December 2018

Project Scope:
  • Located on the former site of Kindall-Sancet Stadium adjacent to National Championship Dr.
  • 90-yard field with a 10-yard end zone, and ceiling height of 65 feet
  • Full-width, climate-controlled multipurpose facility for each of Arizona's programs to utilize for training and conditioning amongst other opportunities, while also serving as a gameday hospitality area.
  • A monument honoring the two former Arizona Baseball coaching legends and the former Arizona Baseball stadium is planned. Design and details are still being finalized.

McKale Center Locker Rooms

$1.9 Million | Construction underway with goal to be completed by August 2018

Project Scope:
  • Working in the lower concourse in the old academic and lab-space area
  • New locker rooms for men's golf, soccer, men's tennis, and women's track and field/xc
  • Remodeled locker rooms for women's swimming and diving and men's track and field/xc

Why Invest In Facilities?


Recruiting

Improving our facilities allows us to recruit elite-level athletes, coaches and staff in a highly competitive intercollegiate athletics field.

Student-Athlete Experience

Investing in our facilities helps elevate our student-athlete experience by providing them with championship-level locker rooms, first-class academic services and state-of-the-art training facilities.

Fan Experience

Maximizing the fan experience is key to making sure our seats are always full. This atmosphere helps cultivate school spirit for our fans and for our student-athletes as they compete to a packed house.

Revenue

Enhancing our facilities helps ensure a top-rate fan experience and in turn helps to maintain our season ticket renewal rate and attract new season ticket holders. This is critical to supporting our 20 sports programs.

A Critically Important Strategy For Arizona Athletics


The capital campaign is essential for building new and renovating current facilities, while supporting our ability to upgrade and properly maintain current facilities with the goal of remaining competitive in the Pac-12 and nationally.

While some athletics departments spend lavishly on overdone facilities, our goal is to provide student-athletes with the amenities they need to maximize their potential, while remaining fiscally responsible in the process.

Strategically, we have been forward thinking in order to make significant down payments, while borrowing at historically low interest rates, which has allowed us to complete projects in a timely fashion.

Think of debt service the way you would a mortgage. Building and renovating facilities is done in much the same fashion.

In order to ensure the fiscal responsibility we require, we are shrewd when venturing into projects that require debt service in order to maximize the resources we have, while minimizing the amount of debt we must service.

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Call the Wildcat Club at 520-621-2582 Email the Wildcat Club at wildcatclub@arizona.edu

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