UC Athletics Facility Funding Push Fact Sheet

    Updated 3/17/2010


  • UC Outdoor Facilities and Seasonal Indoor Venue, presently being called "The Jefferson Avenue Sports Complex"

    The Need:

  • 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

    Proposed Purposes:

  • 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.

    Facility Amenities:
  • 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
    Total Cost:
  • Estimated at $15.5 million

    Amount Raised:

  • 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.   

    Completion Date:

  • 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