The "Building the Competitive Edge" campaign will provide a dramatic extension and renovation of the Bison Sports Arena that will transform the facility and the surrounding area, the Sanford Health Athletic Complex, into a true Division I athletic complex reflecting the new NDSU.
Additionally, it will serve as the "front door" venue welcoming student-athletes and campus guests with the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame, Hall of Champions and various fan services and facilities.
A two-court basketball practice facility will be added to the southwest corner of the existing structure. The west-side addition will house human performance facilities, including strength training, sports medicine and rehabilitation areas. The renovated BSA also will have an academic center for student-athletes.
Separately, the Shelly Ellig indoor track and field facility will feature a 200-meter, eight-lane track with 42-inch wide lanes and additional practice lanes on the straightaway, multiple long jump, triple jump and pole vault runways, and a shot put and weight throw sector on the infield.
Watch the video above for more history on the Bison Sports Arena and what the new facilities will mean for the future of NDSU athletics. For project updates, photos and videos, visit GoBison.com/edge.