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Through Villanova University’s historic campaign, For the Greater Great®: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change, Villanova Athletics is committed to building a competitive learning environment for our student-athletes. At the core of this commitment are our athletic facilities. In order to compete at the highest levels of Division I competition and to offer the best possible student-athlete experience, Villanova athletic facilities must be first-class. Enhanced facilities mean an enhanced reputation for the University and the ability of students to pursue the greater great throughout their lives.

Here's a look at some of our athletic facilities projects. 


Ongoing Projects


After more than 30 triumphant years, it’s time for a major transformation to the Pavilion. From scoreboards to seats, foundations to concessions, technological and architectural developments have greatly improved arena design. Villanova now has the opportunity to redesign its signature athletic facility, creating a landmark in the region and in the BIG EAST Conference.

A redesigned arena will offer better fan experiences, more conveniences and new corporate sponsorship opportunities. Modernized audio-visual equipment will allow everyone in attendance to see and hear every moment. And a new layout will give them all a place to cheer, from the spirited student sections to first-class suites. 

Learn more about the gift from William B. Finneran '63 to advance the renovation of the Pavilion.

Villanova Stadium West End Zone Project

Villanova Stadium West End Zone Project

Villanova Stadium West End Zone Project will add on to the Jake Nevin Field House and provide a stunning backdrop for the stadium. Slated to open in the fall of 2016, this new facility will further develop our student-athletes by supplying a state-of-the-art athletic training center within one centralized location. A Hall of Fame room, meeting rooms, 100-seat theater for team meetings and film sessions, athletic training room, varsity weight room, academic support meeting space, locker rooms, equipment room and a reception area for advancement events which includes balconies overlooking the Villanova Stadium playing field will all be housed here. For our championship football program, it will become their home. The football office suite and positional meeting rooms along with the rest of the amenities will make this the premier operations facility at the Football Championship Subdivision level.

A facility of this magnitude will provide a recruiting advantage over our peers to all 24 varsity programs.

Follow the progress of the project via live webcam!  

Field Hockey Training Facilitiy

A $1.3 million gift from the parents and friends of Villanova Field Hockey to establish a “Villanova University Field Hockey Field” at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, Pa. This transformational gift, the largest ever made to a Villanova Athletics’ women’s program, will provide a new home for the field hockey team, and will positively impact both the competitive and recruiting landscape of the program.

Learn more about the facilitiy.  

Locker Room

Locker Room Projects

With the addition of the Villanova Stadium West End Zone Complex, the cross country and track & field, field hockey, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse and softball programs will move into new locker rooms in the stadium. Each locker room will include wooden lockers, team lounge areas designed as both a study and social spaces, team meeting rooms with the latest in audio, visual and film breakdown technology and team specific and Villanova Athletics branding throughout.

Learn more about making a gift to these projects.



For the first time in its 50-year existence, Villanova Rowing will have a place to call home! Located in nearby Conshocken, Pa., the new boathouse will provide the program with locker rooms, boat storage and fitness areas with access to one of the best rowing areas on the Schuylkill River. A new boathouse will aid Villanova Rowing in becoming a premier program in the Northeast region. 

Completed Projects

Higgins Soccer Complex

Higgins Soccer Complex

The renovation of the Higgins Soccer Complex was completed in August 2014. This $3 million project was made possible through the leadership and generosity of several individuals, with the single largest gift being contributed by Patrick T. Higgins ’79 and his wife, Julianne Bigelli-Higgins ’80. The renovated complex replaced the natural grass with two FIFA approved artificial turf playing surfaces. The game field, Campolo Field, was made possible by the generosity of Joseph P. Campolo ’90. The adjacent practice field, Zimmermann Field, was named in memory of William F. Zimmermann ’15 by the Higgins’ family. The new complex also includes a soccer scoreboard donated by Peter M. Harding ’91, team shelters, a media perch and ball blocking system. The facility is surrounded by a stone retaining wall and decorative aluminum fencing. This renovation not only has a significant impact on our men’s and women’s soccer programs, but also improves field availability year-round for other varsity programs, as well as intramurals, club sport and other events like Special Olympics.

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Jason Donnelly

Jason Donnelly
Executive Director, Athletics Development