Stetson University President Dr. Wendy Libby announced that the university was bringing football back for the first time since 1956 on March 14, 2011. More than a year later on March 23, 2012, a groundbreaking ceremony for Stetson's $6.7 million Athletic Training Center and field renovation was held.
The 25,000 square foot building on East Minnesota Ave. between Amelia Ave. and Garfield Ave. houses locker rooms for men's and women's soccer, women's lacrosse, and football. Additionally, state-of-the-art sports medicine and strength and conditioning areas are also available to all student-athletes.
The ATC also houses office and meeting room space for each of the four programs, as well as an equipment room. The VIP room on the second floor of the facility doubles as a press box for home soccer and lacrosse matches. On one side of the ATC are two practice fields for the football team, and on the other side are game and practice fields for men's and women's soccer and women's lacrosse.