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USD Sanford Coyote Sports Center

Following a yearlong master planning study completed in 2012, Architecture Incorporated is working with Populous on the design of $50 to $55 million in improvements to the University of South Dakota (USD) Athletic Complex.

The phased projects include the addition of a 6,000-seat arena for basketball and volleyball. The arena will contain a NCAA competition court plus two NCAA practice courts, a 200-person multi-purpose club, athletics offices, locker rooms for staff and athletes, and concessions for spectators.

The arena will be connected to the South side of the existing DakotaDome and includes a 400-person multi-purpose club with views of the football field. In addition to the Athletic Department improvements, the project will include space for the Science, Health and Research Laboratory building. The building will house academic program space for the Kinesiology and Sports Sciences, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy departments. An Orthopedic Lab and Biomechanics Lab will serve the needs of student athletes while providing hands-on training opportunities for the academic programs.

Architecture Incorporated and Populous also designed the Track and Soccer complex. The track will include a NCAA 400 meter 9-lane all-weather track, spectator seating for 1,000, press box and concessions. The soccer complex includes an additional 800 spectator seats, a NCAA competition Soccer field and a NCAA practice field.


Vermillion, South Dakota [View Map]

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$50 - $55 million