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MICHAEL W. KRZYZEWSKI
CENTER FOR ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Athletic Excellence?
The Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Athletic Excellence (CAE) will be a first-class athletics complex designed to inspire, enhance and celebrate Duke University’s extraordinary student-athletes in all 26 intercollegiate sports. The 56,000 square-foot facility will have two full-sized basketball courts, a training facility with a world-class weight and conditioning room, Legacy Locker Rooms for past Duke players to call home for their off-season professional basketball training and a state of the art team and individual video viewing complex. In addition to all the athletic training space, the CAE will also house the Jack Campbell Academic Support Center and the new University Event Center.
Why do we need the Center for Athletic Excellence?
Duke’s men’s and women’s basketball programs are the premier programs in the country. However, in order to maintain this status, we must commit ourselves to providing our student-athletes with the best training facilities. Right now, we are far behind with respect to practice facilities. The CAE will not only provide both our men’s and women’s programs with a much needed new practice facility, but it will also house our new Academic Support Center for all of our student-athletes and a much needed new University Event Center. Not to mention, the new CAE will help keep Cameron Indoor Stadium a year round tourist attraction as well as free up the arena for large University gatherings.
What is the projected cost of the Center for Athletic Excellence?
The cost of the CAE is estimated at $15 million.
Are any University funds being used to build the Center for Athletic Excellence?
No – Only private funds will be used to build the CAE. Duke Athletics will receive no university funding for this project.
Will my contribution to the Center for Athletic Excellence count towards my Iron Dukes priority?
Iron Dukes members will receive credit for CAE gifts toward their cumulative athletics giving total and Iron Dukes priority. However, capital gifts do not count as current year Iron Dukes support since building gifts do not replace the need for athletic scholarships for our student-athletes. We encourage you to continue giving to the Iron Dukes at your current annual level, in addition to supporting the CAE.
Can my contributions be spread over several years?
Yes – Donations to the CAE can be spread over a period of up to five years.
What type of recognition will come with my donation?
There are several naming opportunities available within the Center for Athletic Excellence. Donors will have the opportunity to name the Plaza Concourse, Player Development Wing, and Academic Center. In addition to these naming opportunities, all donors to the CAE at our stated recognition levels (Coach, Captain, Player, All-American, and 6th Man) will be recognized on a special donor exhibit prominently displayed in the new facility. Location of this exhibit will be determined at a later date.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the Center for Athletic Excellence?
We would love the opportunity to discuss this exciting new project with you. You can contact us in the Duke Athletics Development office at (919) 613-7575.