Facilities play a critical role in the overall success of an athletics program. Over the past ten years, Virginia Athletics has remained committed to investing in facilities to improve the overall experience of student-athletes, to attract top quality student-athletes and to enhance the opportunity for overall success. Donor support has made all of this possible and will continue to have an impact on facilities in the future.
The athletics department is constructing a new indoor practice facility to be named the George Welsh Indoor Practice Facility in honor of the legendary head football coach George Welsh. An extraordinary $5 million commitment from a donor launched the fund-raising effort to build this $13 million facility. With the final stage of the fund-raising effort underway, completing the project will require the support of all Cavalier fans.
Please consider making a gift to the Indoor Practice Facility that will honor George Welsh for his dedication to the overall development of student-athletes and commitment to preparation on the practice field. In doing so, you will be laying the foundation for the success of student-athletes for generations to come.
The naming of the George Welsh Indoor Practice Facility will receive formal approval at the fall 2012 meeting of the University’s Board of Visitors.
*With the anticipation that pledge payments will be made over a three to five year period, the total cost of the indoor practice facility is expected to be $14.5 million, which includes the cost to finance the construction.
"This facility is the No. 1 priority in the athletics department right now and will add to the momentum Mike London has generated in his short tenure here."
Craig Littlepage - Director of Athletics