OXFORD,Ohio – Miami University trustees have approved construction of a new indoor sports center to be built on the northeast side of Yager Stadium.  The 91,000-square-foot facility will be built almost fully with donor contributions and will be used by student-athletes, intramural and club sports participants and youth athletic tournaments.

The $13,000,000 indoor sports center will feature a full 120-yard football field that will be used for all of Miami’s 19 varsity sports. It will have a synthetic “field turf” playing surface similar to Yager Stadium, permitting use by varsity, club and recreational sports programs. Other features include netting for baseball, softball and golf, along with four 100-yard sprint lanes, a high jump area and a long jump pit. Storage space and an observation deck will also be included.

“I want to thank the Board of Trustees and President Hodge for allowing us to move forward on this incredible project,” said David Sayler, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “When we bring recruits to campus, we want our facilities to reflect our commitment to the student-athlete experience and our vision for where Miami athletics is going. This, combined with the recent addition of coach Chuck Martin, continues the positive momentum for Miami Athletics.”

This facility will allow Miami student-athletes to participate year-round in its training. When combined with Miami’s already strong academic reputation, the new indoor sports center will give Miami a leg-up in recruiting to the other peer institutions in the Mid-American Conference.

The project is expected to begin in March.