BROOKINGS, S.D. – First Bank & Trust has pledged $1 million in support of the Indoor Practice and Human Performance Center at South Dakota State University. The gift puts SDSU significantly closer to the project’s $32 million goal. With First Bank & Trust’s commitment, $28 million has now been raised from more than 400 donors. If fundraising goals are reached, construction will begin this summer on the 161,500-square-foot complex directly north of Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The facility could be occupied by late fall 2014. The indoor practice and human performance facility has been a long-identified need at SDSU. It is a major component in the 2025 Master Plan for athletics. The complex will include an eight-lane, 300-meter indoor track, with a pole vault, long jump, triple jump and throwing areas. It also features 100 yards of artificial turf and a clear-span ceiling 65 feet high.
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