Inside athletes village
University of Minnesota Athletes Village / MinneapolisMN
What does a University Athletics Department need to build for a student athlete's educational success?

Mortenson was selected by the University of Minnesota to build their landmark Athletes Village Project. The project focuses on student-athlete welfare and development. It includes a Student-Athlete Center for Excellence that will be a flagship facility for the entire Athletics Department, emphasizing academics, leadership development and nutrition. It also includes a men’s and women’s basketball practice facility, an indoor football practice facility, and a football performance center that provides much-needed facilities for the football program.

For the first time, both the men's and women's programs have their own training areas outside of their competition venue, "The Barn", giving each team its own prominence within the basketball community.

Facts And Figures

University of Minnesota

Completed January 2018


340,000 sf

Delivery Methods

Construction Manager at Risk

The Team


2018 Finance and Commerce Top Projects
Athletes Village was recognized by Finance & Commerce in their annual Top Projects Series. The project was judged for its degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management, and sustainability efforts.