UC Athletics Facility Funding Push Fact Sheet
UC Outdoor Facilities and Seasonal Indoor Venue, presently being called "The Jefferson Avenue Sports Complex"
UC is one of only two football-playing schools (out of 120) Football Bowl Subdivision schools (formerly NCAA Division 1-A) that still use game day facilities for Practice
UC is one of two BIG EAST conference football-playing schools that do not have an indoor facility (University of South Florida)
Suitable practice space and an indoor facility are needed to compete at the highest level of intercollegiate competition
The facilities are expected to play a vital role in UC recruiting the top student-athletes in the nation
Practice space for all 18 sports
Competitive home field for women's lacrosse
The complex will also be made available to the Greater Cincinnati Area, including local high schools and the UC campus community as well.
The complex will include:
- 50-yard field
- 100-yard field
- The 100-yard field will become an indoor practice facility via an air-supported bubble that will maintain an interior ambient temperature between 50-60 degrees in the winter and will be in place from late November to late February annually
- Seating area, press box, team meeting space, concessions, restrooms, and scoreboard.
- Lighting system making facility operational around the clock
Estimated at $15.5 million
Approximately $12 million has been committed to date (March 2010) from various sources
Michael Schuster Associates
Completed in two phases. Phase I (two lighted fields & bubble) groundbreaking on March 16, 2010. Phase II (stands, pressbox, scoreboard and other community asset elements), pending additional funding, is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2011.
Phase I, September 2010
How to donate:
Call the UCATS office at 513-556-4884 or log on to the web at www.UCATS.net