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Smith Center
In 1997, Steve Smith, a former MSU basketball All-American, 14-year NBA veteran and member of the 2003 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, donated $2.5 million toward the construction of the Clara Bell Smith Student Athlete Academic Center. This donation, in memory of his mother, Clara Bell Smith, is the largest gift ever by a professional athlete to any college or university. The donation helped fund the construction of the $7.5 million facility, a comprehensive study center for student-athletes.



The two-story, 31,000-square foot Smith Center serves over 700 student-athletes in all of MSU's Division I sports. It also houses a 210-seat auditorium, a "hall of fame" gallery, two study halls, 60 computers split between two computer labs, structured study areas, a student lounge, a conference room, four classrooms, tutoring rooms, a director's office, academic advisor offices and a reception area.


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Duffy Daugherty Building
In August 2008, the Spartans moved into one of the nation's finest football facilities. The $15 million expansion and renovation project for the Duffy Daugherty Building began in June 2007. The face-lift started with construction of the 25,000-square-foot Skandalaris Football Center that features new team, staff and position meeting rooms, coaches' offices and The Demmer Family Hall of History. MSU alumni Robert and Julie Skandalaris of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., donated $5 million as the lead gift for this $12.5 million phase of the project.

In April 2008, the Duffy Daugherty Football Building weight room increased in size from 9,000 to 16,500 square feet. The $2 million weight room expansion and upgrade was completed in September 2008.

The Duffy Daugherty Building, located across the street from Spartan Stadium, is named after the legendary Spartan coach who went 109-69-5 from 1954-1972 to become the winningest coach in program history. The state-of-the-art facility underwent its first major overhaul prior to the 1997 football season. The construction added 17,000-square feet to the complex, more than doubling the facility's original size from its opening in 1979. Financing for the $5 million construction and renovation project was provided entirely by Stadium Club seating in Spartan Stadium.

In June 2002, AstroPlay, a new concept in synthetic turf, was installed in the 86,000 square-foot indoor practice facility. The $310,000 surface is grass-like from concept to performance. Unlike previous generations of artificial turf, AstroPlay is not abrasive. The grass-like, polyethylene fiber matrix is filled with rubber granules.

In its 2002 College Football Preview, Sports Illustrated featured Michigan State's training room in the Duffy Daugherty Building as one of the nation's ultimate facilities. The training room features a hydrotherapy station and a treadmill with suspension equipment, which allows student-athletes to rehab with
reduced stress on their joints. The training room also includes cold-pool spas and various other therapy equipment and modalities.


 

DeMartin Soccer Complex
The Michigan State men's and women's soccer teams will move into a new home for the 2008 season, the DeMartin Soccer Complex, one of the finest soccer facilities in the Midwest. The new state-of-the-art facility features new grandstands, bringing the seating capacity to 2,500, enabling MSU to host conference and national tournaments. In addition, the site was reconfigured to provide for a competitive playing field, along with a new press box and practice field.

Nestled between Jenison Field House and the Red Cedar River, the DeMartin Soccer Complex is part of Old College Field, MSU's oldest athletic facility still in continuous use. Since its purchase in 1900 for $1,1357.50, Old College Field has been the site of Spartan baseball. Throughout the years, several teams have enjoyed use of the complex, including the football team, which competed there from 1902-22. Today, Old College Field is home for the Spartan soccer, softball and baseball teams.

Both the men's and women's soccer programs have enjoyed great success on the banks of the Red Cedar, winning 67 percent of their games at Old College Field. Recently, the complex has been the site for three NCAA Tournament contests, with the most recent a men's first round match in November of 2007.

The "New Life For Old College Field" project began in 2006 and was conceived to upgrade Old College Field to a first-class facility for MSU teams and fans. One year into the project, the project raised almost $3 million, including a gift of $750,000 from the DeMartin family of Summitt, N.J., to renovate Old College Field's soccer stadium. The gift, received by MSU in January of 2007, was the largest ever given to an Olympic sport at Michigan State and directly supported the renovation of the soccer facility.

 



Directions
From Capital City Airport: Turn right (west) onto Grand River Avenue to Waverly Road and turn left (south). Follow Waverly to I-496 East. Follow I-496 East to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the South (Jackson): Take US 127 North to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the North (St. Johns): Take US 127 South to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the East (Detroit): I-96 West to US 127 (Exit 106) North to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the West (Grand Rapids)
: I-96 East to I-496 East (Exit 95) to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the Southwest (Charlotte): I-69 North to I-96 East to US 127 North to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the Northeast (Flint)
: I-69 South to US 127 South to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.