Just months after William & Mary Athletics released its new strategic plan, a bold future is already underway that will transform the game-day experience for the entire William & Mary community.
On Feb. 1, the university announced plans for a $57-million reimagined William & Mary Athletics Complex that will enable student-athletes in all 23 varsity sports to raise their athletics experiences to the caliber and prominence of their academic experiences.
Largely funded through private support, approximately $41 million has been committed to date through philanthropy and other sources. The majority of funds have been provided by leadership gifts from Katie Garrett Boehly ’95 and Todd Boehly ’96, as well as Jennifer Tepper Mackesy ’91 and D. Scott Mackesy ’91.
“Katie, Todd, Jen and Scott helped us take the long view in this exciting initiative. We are grateful for their generosity and vision,” says President Katherine Rowe. “The complex will stand as a symbol of excellence. It highlights the university’s commitment to athletics as an integral part of the learning experience.”
“The Boehlys and Mackesys fully understand the value of investing in the whole student experience. Kaplan Arena is a crossroads for campus and community. This renovation will help grow the sense of community in and around our campus and strengthens our national reputation,” Rowe adds.