Groundbreaking held for first phase of new DSU Athletic Event Center

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MADISON, S.D. ( — Dakota State University broke ground Monday on the first phase of the university’s new Athletics Events Center. The groundbreaking was held at Trojan Field in Madison.

More than 45-million dollars has been raised toward the one-hundred million dollar fundraising goal for the facilities. DSU President José-Marie Griffiths said that the new facilities will benefit more than just Dakota State.

Griffiths said that people should see some of the new facilities in action within the next year.

The DSU Athletics Events Center will include an upgraded football stadium, relocated track, esports arena, soccer field, indoor gathering space, Athletics Hall of Fame, and more.