Future USF 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. 

Quotes

"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

"There's not another structure you could build on this campus that will have the transformational effect that an on-campus stadium will have. It's all about timing. This isn't just talk. There's action. The right people are in place for this next chapter we're going into. What does an on-campus stadium do? It brings students together. It brings energy. It brings spirit. It brings passion. It brings the alumni back. For where we are, I have no doubt our campus will embrace a stadium." Jeff Scott, Head Football Coach

"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.

"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

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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.

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Potential Stadium Usage

Latest News

USF selects a recommended design/build team for on-campus stadium

Future on-campus stadium

University of South Florida leaders recommended selecting the design/build team of Barton Malow and Populous for the project.

USF leaders outline next steps for on-campus stadium project in Board of Trustees update

Sycamore Fields on the east side of the Tampa campus was selected as the possible location for the future on-campus stadium.

Co-chairs of the committee charged with leading stadium planning detailed the due diligence that’s been conducted at the recommended site.

USF receives $5 million gift from Jeff and Penny Vinik for on-campus stadium

 Jeff and Penny Vinik

The University of South Florida’s plan to build an on-campus stadium received a generous gift from the longtime university supporters.

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