Future USF On-Campus Stadium

USF shares new on-campus stadium renderings and an update on the groundbreaking ceremony

University of South Florida fans can start the countdown to seeing shovels in the ground to begin the construction of a transformational new on-campus stadium.

An on-campus stadium is bigger than football. While it will have a tremendous impact on the Bulls football program, the stadium will provide a unique, vibrant, shared campus experience that will contribute to the culture, spirit and connectedness of the university, not just during fall football games but throughout the year. It will provide students, staff and faculty a place of their own to gather and share their passion for USF while giving alumni and community members a compelling reason to return and experience the beauty and energy of our ever-evolving campus and students. It will be a place where incredible memories are built across generations, that reminds us why USF is so great and stirs our passion for the university. 


"Bulls Nation deserves to have a stadium on this campus. There's a renowned author named Victor Hugo who once said, 'There's nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.' Our time has come. These student-athletes...our 50,000 students...the alumni, faculty and administration, they all deserve a stadium on this campus. I'm here to tell you we're going to do it. It's going to take a lot of work. It may take a little time. But if I know anything about USF and the Bulls spirit, it's that we're never shy about having bold ambitions and going after them." Will Weatherford, Chair of USF Board of Trustees

“USF’s new stadium will have a game-changing impact for our campus in ways that won’t just be felt on Saturdays in the fall.  It will enhance the overall campus experience and provide many new opportunities for community engagement.  Our vision is to give students, faculty, staff, alumni and others throughout our region a place to come together, develop stronger relationships and grow a deeper connection with the University of South Florida.” Rhea Law, President

"Our ambitions are now known and they have been spoken into existence. What I know is we have $25 million in pledges raised for our indoor facility and those numbers have not happened in the 55 years of playing sports at USF. We have a plan. We have momentum. We have had some plans that were temporarily derailed by the pandemic, but our supporters are rallying behind the vision. The best days are yet to come for USF football and USF athletics in general." Michael Kelly, VP of Athletics

"An on-campus stadium at USF will be a game-changer, literally and figuratively, for the university and our entire Tampa Bay community. The gift from the Morsanis inspired Penny's and my investment, and the best part is this chapter of the story is just beginning. The Bolts enjoy the best fan and community support in the NHL, and in just a few short years, the Bulls will experience that in a completely new way in their campus home." Jeff Vinik, Owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Co-developer of Water Street Tampa

"Bulls everywhere deserve a destination where pride, prestige and performance come together. This stadium will be so much more than a building. It will energize our community and showcase USF's culture of achieving excellence in all forms. Let's bring the Bulls home." Jay Stroman, Senior VP of Advancement and Alumni Affairs and USF Foundation CEO.


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Michael Kelly discusses several facility construction updates with Barry Clements, Deputy AD/Capital Projects. (Presented By TGH) 

Campus Stadium Planning Committee Co-chairs Jay Stroman, CEO of the USF Foundation, and Michael Kelly, vice president of athletics, share their vision for the stadium and outline how else it may be utilized.


Potential Stadium Usage

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Florida Board of Governors approves USF’s plan for a new on-campus stadium

Students painted in green and gold cheer on the Bulls football team

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) today voted in favor of the financing plan for the University of South Florida’s new on-campus stadium.

USF receives $25M gift from Tampa General Hospital to support USF Athletics District

USF and TGH logo

The $25M investment will name the USF Athletics District and the Tampa General Hospital Center for Athletic Excellence.

Board of Trustees approves financing for new on-campus stadium

Future on-campus stadium graphic.

The USF Board of Trustees approved a plan for financing an estimated 35,000-seat facility that is scheduled to open by fall 2026.

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