South Dakota State Athletics announces $20 million donation for renovations to Frost Arena

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9-13-21
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BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) —

South Dakota State President Dr. Barry Dunn announcing Monday the lead gift for the renovation of Frost Arena.  Brookings based First Bank & Trust will also assume naming rights to Frost Arena now named First Bank and Trust Arena.

SDSU Athletic Director Justin Sell talks about their aggressive renovation timeline:

Sell talks about the new fan experiences that will be part of the finished renovation:

There will also be an interactive space that will highlight the history of SDSU athletics in addition to being the new home of the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame:

The $20 million gift is the largest single gift in the history of South Dakota State University. The proposed project, pending approval by the South Dakota Board of Regents, is estimated at $50 million and fundraising is ongoing through the SDSU Foundation.