The just-concluded legislative session provided the approval needed for a major upgrade to the school’s sports stadium and a new Human Performance Center that will anchor the school’s health and fitness education pathway. DSU will probably begin breaking ground on the stadium project Aug. 1 with an expected completion date in March or April, making it available by the time students begin the new school year in the fall of 2018. The legislature appropriated $8 million for the Human Performance Center during the recent session.
The remainder of a total $25 million appropriation is expected next year. The building will facilitate exercise science and health-related studies for students seeking careers in those fields, but will also include locker rooms, an Olympic-sized pool for the women’s swim team, multiple basketball courts and other facilities that will be available to the public for recreation during the morning hours before classes and in the evenings until midnight, Williams told state Regents in September. The Spectrum