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John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center

Envisioning Georgetown's New Home for Competitive Excellence


Georgetown's athletics program is particularly robust—29 varsity sports—rivaling the offerings of much larger universities. With one in eight undergraduates participating in Division I competition, athletics is an essential part of the Georgetown experience for so many. It brings together not just athletes and undergraduate students, but also alumni, parents and friends who benefit from the shared experience of cheering on the home team in the sport of their passion.

The student-athletes who wear the blue and gray on the court, course or field not only compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics but also have one of the best academic experiences in the country. A major priority of the Generations Campaign is to fund the construction of the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center, a facility designed to improve the experience of every one of our student-athletes and provide the resources to help them achieve their athletic ambitions.

Artists' renderings depict the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center, which President John J. DeGioia has called "the most important infrastructure project that we will engage in during this campaign." Enlarge blueprints.

The four-story, 144,000-square-foot building will be the first new athletics facility on campus in more than 60 years. It will be constructed adjacent to McDonough Gymnasium and include:

  • Practice courts, locker rooms, team meeting rooms, lounge areas and coaches' offices for men's and women's basketball
  • Locker rooms for four additional varsity sports
  • Weight-training and sports medicine rooms for all varsity athletes
  • Student-athlete academic center, auditorium and team meeting facilities for all varsity programs
  • A new venue for the Georgetown Athletics Hall of Fame

The $60 million facility is the single largest capital project of this campaign. It will be a state-of-the-art building commensurate with our ambition to provide an athletics experience that develops talent, character and leadership—skills that transcend any sport and enrich any career path.

Learn more about the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center.

For information about major gift and naming opportunities, contact W. Blanton Jones, associate athletics director and senior director of development, wbj@georgetown.edu or 202-687-2394.