South Competition and Performance Project

Our most recent initiative within the Stephen M. Ross Campus is the Athletics South Competition and Performance Project, established at a cost of $168M. This facility will serve the training and competition needs of nearly two-thirds of the total number of student-athletes on campus. The project will construct approximately 310,000 gross square feet of space and will be the future home of men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s rowing and men’s and women’s soccer.

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The Athletics South Competition and Performance Project is expected to be completed in the Winter of 2018.

Lacrosse Facilities


Home to Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse the The Lacrosse Stadium will have a seating capacity of 2,000 and will have a turf field. The Stadium Lobby will host Lacrosse Hall of Fame and each program will each have their own Locker Room, Lounge, and film rooms along with coaches offices in the Performance Center.

“As our program continues to grow, I am exciting to grow into our new, cutting edge facility. Michigan Athletics is full of tradition, and I am excited for our class to bring that tradition to our new south campus facility.”

 MJ Melillo

Freshman, Men’s Lacrosse

Outdoor and Indoor Track Facilities


The new outdoor track stadium will have permanent seating capacity of 500 and will allow Michigan to host home meets again. The indoor track will have a capacity of 2,000 and will feature a 200-meter hydraulic track up to international meet standards, as well as a 300-meter training track (only facility in the country with both tracks).

Adjacent to the indoor track will be a throwing area for student-athletes to practice shot put, javelin, hammer throw, and discus and will be connected to our Performance Center, where the men’s and women’s programs will each have their own Locker Room and Lounge along with their coaches offices.

“The new indoor track facilities are going to help Michigan Track and Field continue to succeed on the national level. Michigan is a school that is known for its top athletic programs, and it’ll be exciting to have facilities that rival the best in the country. My teammates and I can’t wait to train in one of the best facilities in the world and continue to build on the rich traditions here at Michigan.”

 Lauren Van Vlierbergen

Freshman, Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field

“These new facilities are exciting for a few reasons. I am personally excited about having all of our event areas able to compete and practice in one place. Having the ability to host meets will definitely help push our program to a new level of national respect, and bringing in top competition from the rest of the country will only make us better. Though we have proven that we can compete at the highest level without top facilities, our new facilities will definitely make that level of achievement more attainable for myself and my teammates.”

 Taylor McLaughlin

Freshman, Men’s Track and Field

Indoor Rowing

The highlight of the Rowing Center will be the Indoor Rowing Tank to allow our rowers to practice on water during winter months.

There will also be an Erg Room for additional training and the coaches offices, locker room and team lounge will also be housed in the Team Center.

“It’s going to be a whole new experience for our team. We’re going to have one of the best facilities in the country, and it will help support how fast we’ll go in-season and what a great team we can become.”

 Caroline Hendershot

Freshman, Women’s Rowing

Sport Performance Center


Student-athletes will have access to a 20,000 square foot strength & conditioning facility with plyometric hill and cardio space. Increased sports medicine areas with hydrotherapy and treadmill pools, as well as a nutrition center to ensure our student-athletes are taking care of their bodies. The Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coaches office will be housed in the performance center, bringing them close to the UM Soccer Stadium and practice areas and there will be several multipurpose spaces for meetings, team meals and events.