Back the Jacks


Capital Projects

First Bank & Trust Arena Soccer Stadium Baseball & Softball Turf

For more information on any of our capital projects, please call the Athletic Development Office at 605-697-7475.

First Bank & Trust Arena

The First Bank & Trust Arena Renovation will help us transform our home into one of the finest on-campus facilities in the nation, and South Dakota State Athletics invites you to be a part of the Jackrabbit legacy.

Please click here to view the full press release and announcement

Frost Arena Renovation FAQ

Current projected cost is $50 million.

The renovation is expected to take two years and will be done in phases to avoid relocation and interruption of SDSU events.

Plans are in place to showcase the past 50 years of Frost Arena in a designated, fan-interactive space within the renovated facility.

There are numerous ways to make your gift including options for payroll deduction and regular installment payments. All methods of giving and more are outlined on our Giving to SDSU Athletics page.

The Stanley J. Marshall Center name will remain in place and the space will continue to serve as the home of administrative offices and select support facilities for the athletic department.

In collaboration with the SDSU Foundation and athletic development team, donors can make gifts to this project. You may view naming opportunities along with contact information in the above naming opportunities tab.

Capacity is set for 5,500 spectators in the renovated arena.

There has been very good donor interest in the project. With a significant lead gift now in place, we anticipate discussions for other seven- and six-figure commitments to move forward. There are additional fundraising goals that need to be met before the university seeks Board of Regents and Legislative approval.

A fan survey will be conducted in the near future that will layout amenities and features. Once finalized, a comprehensive ticketing plan will be available for season ticket holders, Jackrabbit Club members, corporate sponsors and new supporters of the project. We also predict a seating reallocation to take place in either the spring of 2022 or 2023.

Henry Carlson is the general contractor for the project. EAPC Architects Engineers is managing the architectural renderings and specifications.

Soccer Stadium

Bringing soccer to our campus will elevate the program with other existing athletic programs and locations. It will also ensure South Dakota State soccer upholds its trajectory of success as we continue to pursue conference and NCAA championships for years to come.

Please stay tuned for further details on this exciting project.

View naming opportunities for the soccer stadium

Baseball and Softball Artificial Turf

The addition of artificial turf to both Erv Huether Field and the Jackrabbit Softball Stadium will be transformational for both the Jackrabbit baseball and softball programs. With artificial turf playing surfaces, it will be possible to play more games on campus in front of our Jackrabbit fans, while improving practice opportunities throughout the year.

For more information on the baseball and softball turf projects, contact Ryan Christy at (605) 697-7475.