We've got the talented student-athletes and inspiring coaches. But our teams also need the best places to hone their skills and display their prowess, which is why we are dedicated to improving our existing facilities and building new ones.
Currently, major facilities for nearly every program exist on-site including track and field, lacrosse, football, volleyball, basketball, baseball. softball hockey and swimming and diving. Many of UConn's athletics programs are in need of upgrades to facilities, either to address deferred maintenance in existing buildings, expand event seating capacity or provide more desirable space to attract top student-athletes to the University.
Our world-class student-athletes deserve world-class facilities and a gift to UConn Athletics' capital projects will provide not just our student-athletes but students, fans, alumni and local communities with beautiful spaces for events and activities.
In fall 2014, our brand-new Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center opened its doors. This 78,000-square-foot-facility boasts practice gyms, locker rooms, and coaches offices, as well as study areas, video rooms, and sports medicine and strength training spaces for our men's and women's basketball teams.
You still have the ability to play a critical role in supporting UConn Basketball, as there is a need for additional funding to finish this project. The Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center is the first building at UConn to be financed entirely by private donations and currently, $33.5 million dollars has been committed towards the $40 million dollar goal. By supporting the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center you will be part of two programs which are synonymous with excellence.
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For more information about the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center please contact the UConn Athletic Development Office at (860) 486-3863 or UconnClub@foundation.uconn.edu.
Former UConn men's soccer student-athlete Tony Rizza '87 has committed a total of $8 million to transform the soccer complex and build a brand-new-state-of the art soccer stadium on the Storrs campus.
The new facility will be built on the site of the current Joseph J. Morrone Stadium and will bear the same name. This overall soccer complex, which will include a new stadium as well as existing training grounds and practice field adjacent to the stadium, will be named the Rizza Family Soccer Complex in recognition of this transformative gift.
The Husky men's and women's soccer teams are perennial powerhouses in the sport, and the teams draw large crowds to Morrone Stadium. The Husky men's soccer team has won three national championships and the UConn women's soccer team has appeared in the NCAA tournament in 29 or the past 33 years, with trips to two national championship games and seven national semifinals.
As part of his commitment, $5 million is a challenge match to the entire UConn community to transform Morrone Stadium. UConn student-athletes rise to the challenge every day, both on the field and in the classroom. Help us rise to the challenge by creating a stadium that matches the success of the UConn soccer program. Learn more about Rizza's gift on UConn Today.