Finish the Dome

Join us in supporting the improvement and renovation of the USD DakotaDome

Finish the Dome
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This project received pledges on Sat 30 Nov 2019

As one of South Dakota’s most recognizable landmarks, the DakotaDome has been a cornerstone of Coyote athletics for decades. Our goal is to ensure it remains a cornerstone by transforming the DakotaDome into a championship-level facility befitting a highly competitive Division I athletics program. 

What are the priorities of this project?

The DakotaDome will transform in phases to keep the ball moving down the field.

The first phase focuses on the west side and will include:

  • A football locker room, team meeting spaces and offices that excite and advance student-athletes
  • A USD-worthy game experience with new permanent seating, club seating, concessions and services
  • Smart lighting, sound and operational efficiencies
  • Two new main entrances to the facility on the west side

Future phases will include:

  • Upgrades to locker room and office elements for all sports
  • Updated administrative and support spaces
  • Competition and training areas for all sports
  • New playing surface for football and track
  • Modern concourse and fan amenities on east side of the DakotaDome

When will the project be completed?

Construction on the DakotaDome renovation began in the middle of February 2019. We anticipate the project to take 18 months and to be complete before the start of the 2020 football season.

Help Finish the Dome!

Now is the time to invest in the DakotaDome, to celebrate the tradition and achievements that have created the legacy of USD athletics, and to build a strong future for the student-athletes and fans of tomorrow.  Make a gift today!

Please help share this campaign on social media and with anyone you think would support the DakotaDome!

If you prefer to make check or cash donation, it can either be dropped off or mailed to the University of South Dakota Foundation (please write 'Dome' in the memo line):

USD Foundation * 1110 N Dakota St * Vermillion, SD 57069

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