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University of Michigan regents approve design for a $168 million Olympic sports complex

Friday, May 22, 2015

The University of Michigan board of regents has approved a design for a $168 million Division I Olympic sports complex on the Ann Arbor campus.

The board acted on the athletic department's schematic design for the 280,000-square-foot facility Thursday afternoon at a meeting in Dearborn.

Funding will be provided entirely by athletic donor resources and gifts, including a $100 million gift from Stephen M. Ross, the university said.

The Stephen M. Ross Athletics South Competition and Performance Project will house men's and women's track and field, cross country and women's rowing, with an indoor and outdoor track competition venue.

The university said students participating in recreational sports will also be able to use the facility. The athletic department said it improves efficiency through sharing of facilities.

Regents approved the project in September.

The regents declined to act Thursday on a proposed $15 million golf course clubhouse.

Bloomfield Hills-based TMP Architecture designed the project. The regents also approved the project for bid and awarding limited construction contracts for $4.5 million for construction of a facility maintenance building, parking lots and on-site utility work.

The project is expected to create an average of 210 on-site construction jobs and scheduled for completion in the winter of 2018.

 

 

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