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DSU Athletics Events Center groundbreaking May 2

April 26, 2022

The public is invited to Dakota State University Foundation’s groundbreaking for the new Athletics Events Center on Monday, May 2 at 3 p.m. at Trojan Field.

Dakota State University Athletics Director Jeff Dittman will start the event as Master of Ceremonies followed by Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, President of Dakota State; Brian Kern, Owner and President of Rosebud Wood Products; a Representative of Sanford Health; Shaylee DeBeer, DSU student-athlete; and Miles Beacom, DSU Alumnus and CEO of PREMIER Bankcard.

Following the speakers, the ground will be broken for the first phase of the transformative new athletics facilities.

The Athletics Events Center will include an upgraded football stadium, relocated track, esports arena, soccer field, indoor gathering space, Athletics Hall of Fame, locker, weight, and training rooms, offices and meeting space, hospitality and VIP areas, media suites, a biomechanics lab, Institute on Human Movement and Aging, classrooms, and restrooms.

Additional priorities that will be addressed in future phases include an arena for basketball and volleyball, an indoor track and training facility, an outdoor plaza, and baseball and softball fields.

Over $45 million has been raised toward the $100 million fundraising goal for Trojans Unite Building Champions as part of the Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign.

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