UW-Madison is beginning to build an "Athletic Village," a $76.8 million hub around Camp Randall stadium where student athletes can study and train together.
The project involves adding a new, three-story academic and strength training center onto the north end of Camp Randall Stadium and renovating locker rooms for university sports teams.
The initial phase of the project — remodeling at Camp Randall, new turf and a tunnel onto the field — is already under way. Additional work will require city approval. It will go before the Urban Design Commission on Wednesday for an informational presentation.
Justin Doherty, associate athletic director, said unlike past Camp Randall construction projects that have focused on fans, this project is "student-athlete focused."