This is our Moment!

Athletic Center & Delaware Stadium Renovation

Build Our Home

Athletics is the front porch of our University and a key priority for Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware. As the architects of school spirit, our teams bring our community together around this world class institution. Our teams work each and every day to achieve a common goal; this is our moment to join together in support of them and to realize something greater than could ever be accomplished alone.

We are embarking on a bold $60 Million project to Build Our Home, renovating Delaware Stadium and building a brand new, state-of-the-art Athletic Center for our student-athletes. This project will truly define what it means to be a Blue Hen and put Delaware First, where we belong.

Join us in returning Delaware Athletics back to national prominence; combining our incredible traditions, exceptional student-athlete experiences and pursuit of championships. Our collective investments in UD Athletics facilities will enhance the Blue Hen Experience for our student-athletes and the broader UD community. Your gift, of any size makes a difference and gets us closer to reaching our goal.

Whitney Athletic Center

Student Success Center:

  • Integrated space for Academic Support, Career Preparation and Leadership Development
  • Tutoring, mentoring and academic advising stations
  • Computer lab that will considerably increase our current number of computers
  • Academic lounge for student-athletes to build community and inter-team bonding
  • Multipurpose rooms for guest lectures and press conferences
  • Career preparation rooms for mock interviews, resume workshops and to connect student-athletes to potential employers

Health & Well-being Center:

  • 10,000 sq ft. strength & conditioning space to accommodate multiple teams at one time
  • Enhanced athletic training space with satellite area for Physical Therapy partnership
  • On-site x-ray machines to better and more quickly serve injured student-athletes
  • Grab-and-go healthy food options hand selected by our nutritionist
  • Sports Psychology areas to provide mental health resources through private consultations, team workshops and integrated athlete educational sessions
  • Hydrotherapy tubs for post practice rejuvenation and therapeutic needs

Delaware Stadium Renovations

Phase 1 will focus on the west side of the stadium and will include:

  • Chair backs added to the three middle sections
  • New Stadium Club space with bar, food and access to exclusive Club seating
  • Enhanced press box, including a game day production studio and coaches' booths
  • Upgraded restrooms and concessions to improve the fan experience


Future phases, which will begin after fundraising and construction are complete on Phase 1, focus on the east side, end zones and video board.


Building Our Home Donor Features:

​Be a part of the moment!

Gifts at all levels will make a difference in creating an environment and culture that will prepare leaders and build champions. These renovations will deliver a venue that serves UD and the extended community 365 days a year while creating an electric game day atmosphere and countless future victories.

To learn more about your options for leaving your mark on the new facilities, contact the Athletic Development Team at bluehensclub@udel.edu or 302-831-8499.

199 Donors
10% towards 1,882 Donors

Supported by 203 Donations:

  • Daniel W.
    I Gave $1,000
  • Tim  K.
    Tim K. '87
  • Jonathan C.
  • Ryan V.
    I Gave $250
    Very Impressed with the Dennis Assanis, Chrissy Rawak, and overall direction of the University Athletics Programs. Glad to Help. Go Blue Hens!
  • Michael M.
  • JOHN C.
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    Anonymous '91
  • Jennifer M.
    I Gave $100
    Gladley Supporting UD Athletics!! GO UDWS!!!! GO HENS!!! The Montgomery's
  • John M.
    John M. '88
    I Gave $250
    John McNair- Golf Team captain 1988. John and Lisa McNair- Class of 1988. GO HENS!
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  • Richard Achard M.
    I Gave $100
  • Robert D.
    Robert D. '88
  • Richard K.
  • Stephen G.
    Make the Blue Hens great again!
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    Anonymous
    Since the time that my daughter was a band member several years ago, our family has enjoyed going to the football games. We gladly support UD!
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    Anonymous '79
    I Gave $1,000
    In honor Delaware Athletics' great tradition...and to be a part of the renaissance for the future. Let's Build a Home together!
  • Stephen K.
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    Anonymous '85
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    Anonymous '87
    To improve facilities and attract talent
  • John and Susan M.
    I Gave $100
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    Anonymous '77
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    Anonymous '84
  • Paul R.
    I Gave $30
    Here is hoping it makes a difference.
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    Anonymous '73
  • William O.
    I Gave $100
    My years at UD as a member of the 1963 national championship football team were meaningful and memorable, with Dave Nelson and Tubby Raymond coaching.
  • Ray S.
    Ray S. '75
    I Gave $1,000
  • Danette C.
    I Gave $100
    Conley Family - Go Hens!
  • Christopher T.
    I Gave $500
    Lets Go Blue Hens Men's Lacrosse!
  • MARK D.
    I Gave $1,000
    Congratulations on the positive progress so far. We are looking forward to the start of Phase 1 and the 2018 football season. Go Blue Hens!