FACILITY ENHANCEMENTS

Northern State University Campus

NSU ATHLETIC & RECREATION FIELDS

The Athletic Fields Complex will provide much needed competition, intramural, instructional and recreational sport fields. The complex will include an NCAA regulation turf soccer field, and an NCAA regulation turf football field which will be utilized by NSU and SDSBVI students.

i. March/April, 2018 construction for August, 2018 completion of fields – east of Jerde Hall.

ii. Pavilion completion date is September 2018

SCHOOL FOR BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED

The SDSBVI has been educating students since 1900, and in Aberdeen since 1961. The existing campus and facility no longer meets the needs of the SDSVBI students due to its physical condition and design. The current facility has a large number of major deficiencies relating to current standards for education of students with visual impairments, and the physical condition of the current facility will soon require significant investment if not replaced.

The new school will improve accessibility and enhance the educational and training opportunities available for all students including expanded collaboration with NSU to train teachers of the visually impaired, helping to address a national shortage.

The new facility and campus will be built on the 3.5 acre site of Jerde Hall.

i. Summer/Fall, 2018 - Demolition of Jerde hall

ii. Fall, 2018 – Start construction of new SDSBVI campus

iii. Projected completion is fall 2019

ON-CAMPUS REGIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX

The multi-purpose Regional Sports Complex will serve as a hub of activity for campus and community events and provide additional educational opportunities for multiple organizations. The Complex will be highlighted by a transformational stadium that has long been considered the “missing piece” of NSU’s campus. The Complex will be home to NSU football, softball, intramurals and club sports, health and physical education classes, community events, regional high school events, youth camps and clinics, The Marching Wolves, concerts and other various events throughout the year.

i. Fall, 2019 – Demolition of current SDSVBI site south of the Barnett Center

ii. Fall, 2019 / Spring, 2020 – Construction starts on Regional Sports Complex

$35 million
of $45 million goal