July 8, 2016

Construction began recently on the first phase of the Harris Family Track and Field Stadium, the new home of the University of Notre Dame track and field program.

Notre Dame alumnus Robert H. Harris and his wife, Mary Ellen, made a $5.5 million gift to underwrite the construction of the new facility.

The Harris Family Track and Field Stadium is being built on the west side of the nine-lane outdoor track and field facility in the southeast corner of the Notre Dame campus. The building will house a number of team support areas, including student-athlete and coach locker rooms, team meeting and event operations space, a nutrition station and a satellite athletic training area. The tentative completion date is February 2017.

In addition to the stadium structure, other improvements, pending additional funding, include permanent spectator seating/amenities for approximately 1,500 fans, equipment storage, lighting and a scoreboard.