Ubben Basketball Complex

Rendering of Ubben Basketball complex locker room complete with orange, black and blue colors, a large block I on the ceiling and separate numbered changing bays for players. Players locker room. (Rendering courtesy of UI Athletics)

The $40M renovation of the sports facility will add approximately 40,000 square feet to the existing building, remodel more than 8,000 square feet and introduce such enhancements as a sports medicine area. Announced in 2019, this project has inspired much generosity, beginning with a pledge of $2M from an anonymous donor, followed by $5M for a student athlete center from John Dossey, PHD ’71 ED, and his wife, Anne. Further donations have included $2.5M (Steve Lanter, ’81 AHS), $1M (Bryan Ingram, ’86 ENG, and his wife, Patti), $500,000 (Steven N. Miller, ’87 BUS), $500,000 (Illini basketball great Meyers Leonard, and his wife, Elle, ’13 MEDIA), $500,000 (Edward R. Haben, ’77 BUS, and Mary Kay Haben, ’77 BUS), a gift for a women’s locker room and team lounge (Kelly, ’94 BUS, and Jill Mark, ’94 ENG), and a gift in memory of Robert Passaneau, ’59 BUS.