Sanford donating $7 million for DSU athletic upgrades

November 1, 2023

MADISON, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – Dakota State University has secured a gift of $7 million from T. Denny Sanford to help the school move forward with the construction of an indoor practice facility.

Phase I of the Dakota State University’s athletics master plan is well underway with the construction of the Athletics Events Center, football stadium, track complex, and soccer field

The indoor practice facility is Phase II of the plan.

With the gift, the school will look at multiple plan options, but the initial consideration is a seasonal dome facility. This would be placed over the current Dan Beacom Track Complex and DSU soccer field, providing space for an indoor track/training environment from November through April.