Aerial view of Athletics Village rendering

Athletic Village

For VCU's NCAA Division I teams who bring home A-10 conference titles year after year, an off-campus VCU Athletic Village will offer new sports fields and facilities, including outdoor track facilities and practice fields, a tennis center, soccer stadium, and an indoor field house. This plan returns on-campus real estate to serve academic and student needs, reduces travel and increases practices times for teams, and offers new opportunities for community impact through youth programming. 

During the ONE VCU Master Plan process, VCU Athletics conducted a planning study and determined that a new site, off the main-campus footprint, would solve several existing concerns — the need for more, consolidated space and the need for space upgrades. VCU Athletics currently falls below its peer average for sport and recreation space, with approximately a quarter of existing facilities in need of major renovation.

Project Status: Pre-planning phase of study

Location: Diamond District, near Hermitage Road and Robin Hood Road

Where it is on the Six-Year Capital Plan: First biennium (2024-2026)

Estimated Timeline: Depends on funding approval

Funding Source: To be determined

Primary Consultant: To be determined

It is important to note that undertaking a pre-planning study does not guarantee that a particular project will come to fruition. Issues such as funding availability or a shift in priorities can delay or even cancel a project from becoming a reality. 

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