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"Stadium Enhancement/Construction" Funds Established

Stadium enhancement/construction funds have been set up at UConn.

Jan. 31, 2012

STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut Division of Athletics has established "Stadium Enhancement/Construction" funds in the sports of soccer, baseball and softball. The purpose of the funds are to upgrade or build new facilities for those sports. The projects are all still in the early planning stages and the full scope of these projects have yet to be determined. The projects will be funded entirely through private donations.

UConn is currently raising funds for the building of a new Basketball Development Center on the Storrs campus, which will be located on the current site of Memorial Stadium. Approximately $16 million has been fundraised to this project to date.

"As we continue to aggressively raise funds for our Basketball Development Center, we are also doing the same to support our men's and women soccer, baseball and softball programs," said Interim Director of Athletics Paul Pendergast. "All four of these programs have enjoyed national success over the years, but our on-campus playing venues have fallen behind that of our peer institutions. In order to maintain and enhance the excellence we desire in these sports, we have to make sure these teams have modern, outstanding facilities."

For information on contributing to any of these funds, please contact the UConn Athletic Development Office at 860-486-3863.