Tulane Athletic director Rick Dickson, along with the backing of University President Scott Cowen, are transforming Tulane’s athletic facilities.
After Katrina, Tulane spent over $15 million and built a brand new Turchin baseball stadium for Rick Jones’ first class program. After that, they invested millions more in the Hertz training center, a state-of-the-art practice facility for men and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. It’s a great recruiting tool and a facility that will make those teams better, more competitive.
As we speak, Tulane is investing more than $5 million into the old Folgleman Arena. Built in the mid-30’s with proceeds from the Rose Bowl game, (yes, the Tulane football team played in a Rose bowl!) the new Folgleman has been transformed and renamed the “Devlin Fieldhouse”.
And the cherry on the top is the over $60 million new Tulane on-campus football stadium. Dubbed “Yulman stadium”, after the couple who donated at least $15 million to the cause, the new stadium will hold around 30,000 and become the new crown jewel of Tulane athletics.
Exciting times are ahead for Tulane athletics. With the backing of Scott Cowen and nearly $100 million invested in athletic facilities in the last 5 years, Tulane is finally doing athletics right and that’s great news for the fans of Green Wave athletics.