UCD is proud to announce, with the support of a major philanthropic donation, that it is now able to move forward with the design, planning and development of a new, state of the art €3 million track-and-field facility at the heart of Belfield campus.
The cost of the track will be covered in full by a generous donor, including its maintenance for the next twenty years. Philanthropy plays a critical role in UCD’s success and we are indebted to our many supporters who go above and beyond in an advisory, advocacy and financial capacity for the good of the University.
UCD President, Professor Andrew Deeks said, “Our entire university community owes an enormous debt of gratitude to this donor, and to all donors to the University, for the remarkable generosity that is enabling us to transform the teaching, research and sporting facilities on campus for this generation and for generations to come.”
UCD is proud to be recognised as a centre of excellence in sports science and the new running track will be part of a comprehensive and far-reaching initiative to provide a world-class sporting environment at UCD.
The old running track at Belfield was precious to many. Indeed, world records were set on it, and UCD looks forward to setting and breaking many more of them in the exciting years to come.