The Build Blue campaign will provide all 17 sport programs with the resources and infrastructure to remain competitive in collegiate athletics.

Athletics is an integral and visible part of Middle Tennessee State University, in many ways a window into the institution, with regional and national recognition provided by various media outlets. This recognition that can often serve as a link between the university, alumni, and the community while gaining public support for the University.

To continue providing our student-athletes with a competitive edge and serving as a visable link to our community, it is essential we improve our facility footprint. The Build Blue capital campaign will be MT Athletics step into the future by raising $15 million over a five-year period. By constructing enhanced facilities, MT Athletics will further honor its commitment to providing the highest level of performance in competition and in the classroom- uniting our community and helping to promote a sense of pride.

It is time to Build Blue!

PHASE ONE
Student-Athlete Performance Center
  • The Student-Athlete Performance Center will be constructed on the site of the current weight room and gameday rooms adjacent to the Murphy Center.
  • The multi-story building will house new athletic training, strength and conditioning, and equipment centers to the benefit of all student-athletes.
  • Additionally, the SAPC will house football personnel offices, the football locker room, and a players' lounge.

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PHASE TWO
Murphy Center Enhancements
  • Upgrades and revitalization to the Murphy Center entrance will provide a grand, fan-friendly entrance, a large interior atrium, and a ticket office.
  • Creation of a regulation 94-foot NCAA court with state-of-the-art training and skill centers will bolster both men’s and women’s basketball programs.
  • Since all football offices and locker rooms will relocate to the SAPC, space will become available for men’s basketball locker rooms and coaches’ offices.

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PHASE THREE
Multi-Purpose Indoor Practice Facility
  • The indoor practice facility will be located east of the SAPC.
  • The climate-controlled facility will provide all athletic programs an indoor amenity to practice and train regardless of weather conditions.

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“Donor support is critical to the University’s desire to build better facilities that help raise the bar for our Athletics program. These plans would enhance the experience for our student-athletes and fans, as well as continue to improve the aesthetics of our campus.”

Dr. Sidney A. McPhee
University President

Why Build Blue?

Recruiting/Competitiveness

Improving our facilities allows us to recruit elite-level athletes, coaches and staff in a highly competitive intercollegiate athletics field.

Fan Experience

We are committed to assuring our alumni, students, and fans have the best entertainment experience and keep our venues full. This atmosphere helps cultivate school spirit for our fans and for our student-athletes as they compete to a full house.

Student-Athlete Experience

Investing in our facilities helps elevate our student-athlete experience by providing them with championship-level locker rooms, meeting rooms and state-of-the-art training facilities.

Revenue

Enhancing our facilities helps ensure a top-rate fan experience and in turn helps to maintain our season ticket renewal rate and attract new season ticket holders. This is critical to supporting our 17 sports programs.

“Small dreams stir no man’s heart. This is a big dream and one that we can accomplish together. This facility plan will not only transform the Athletics Department, but it will also transform the University.”

Diane Turnham
Senior Associate Athletic Director
Senior Women's Administrator

Recent Facility Improvements


Golf Performance Center

Athletics unveiled a $1,000,000 state-of-the-art golf facility in Fall 2021 at The Grove that provides Blue Raider golfers the opportunity to enhance their abilities year round. With three indoor hitting bays and an indoor putting green with multiple slope changes, our golfers can perfect their game, even if harsh weather conditions!

Softball Stadium

Athletics invested $500,000 in the Blue Raider softball facilities, upgrading the stadium with new bleacher back and chairback seating, a padded outfield wall, and an LED video board. Increasing the overall appeal for the Blue Raider softball program to recruits and fans!

Outdoor Tennis Complex

Plans are in place for a $4.8 million on-campus outdoor tennis complex scheduled for completion by 2023. Located on the site of the existing Buck Bouldin Tennis Courts, the complex will include eight competition courts with viewing stands, coaches' offices and team locker rooms. Fundraising is ongoing so contact the BRAA (615-898-2210) for investment opportunities.

Build on the Progress!

“This is a GAME CHANGER! We will be able to better develop our players, attract top-notch recruits, and make our student-athlete experience second to none. This will truly represent a turning point for Blue Raider football.”

Chris Massaro
Director of Athletics

Join in Now to Build Blue!


MT Athletics thanks you for being a catalyst for our future by helping to Build Blue! Your generous support will allow us to construct the critical facilities we need to be successful as we continue to stride into the future! Thank you for your commitment to the Build Blue campaign.

To make a contribution via check, please complete the pledge form linked above and mail both to the Office of Development, MTSU Box 109, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.


+1 (615) 898-2210

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