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Rendering of the gym in the future Center for Athletics Performance

Center for Athletics Performance

A New Home for Champions

The Ferris State Bulldogs have a championship mindset. They have the personal and collective commitment to do what it takes to win, the right way. Whether it be in the classroom, the workplace or in collegiate athletics, if given an opportunity, our nearly 400 Bulldog student-athletes make the achieving of success a high priority.

Throughout our proud history, our teams have displayed this mindset with frequent GLIAC, CCHA, WCHA and NCAA championship tournament appearances. Over the past decade alone, the Bulldogs have racked up many major accomplishments, including 23 conference regular-season titles, 17 conference tournament championships, eight NCAA regional crowns, six national semifinal appearances, three berths in a national title game and the school’s first national championship.

This championship mindset requires an expectation for physical and mental development. Therefore, our sustained success and lofty expectations rest on our ability to provide our student-athletes a pathway to success that they can envision during the recruiting process and experience once they arrive on campus.

Top Facilities to Attract Top-Tier Student-Athletes

With the completion of the Center for Athletics Performance, Ferris State Athletics will have a new marketing piece for top-tier prospective student-athletes and will equip FSU’s talented competitors with championship-caliber training and conditioning facilities for years to come. Nearly all 42,000 square feet of new/renovated space will be student-experience driven – focusing on the physical and mental needs for every student athlete on every roster.

The CAP will also be a source of pride for the University and its supporters. A welcoming presence for thousands of guests annually, its highly visible curb appeal will welcome fans and athletes from all walks of life. Featured prominently on Big Rapids’ main artery, State Street, this symbolic structure signifies our commitment to sustaining well into the future the high level of athletic competition and success that we have come to expect from the Bulldogs!

CAP Renderings

Naming Opportunities

Contact the Ferris Advancement team to explore naming opportunities at (231) 591-2365 or [email protected]


Project Timeline

The project will be broken into (3) phases of construction: the Bulldog Arena; the Lower Level Renovation (Strength & Conditioning and Locker Rooms) and finally the Upper Level Renovation (Large Team and Breakout Rooms). Construction will begin in September of 2021 with a target date of completion in December of 2022.

Learn More

Join your fellow Bulldogs in giving our student athletes the resources they need for success. Giving opportunities are still available, including naming rights and in-kind support. Contact the Ferris Foundation to learn more at [email protected] or (231) 591-2365.

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Project Partners

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logo - Granger, Advance the Art of Building
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