Ball State will continue its Cardinal Commitment campaign by hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for its new football team complex.

At 4 p.m., officials will host the ceremony for the Ronald E. and Joan M. Venderly Football Team Complex. 

Football head coach Pete Lembo, athletic director Bill Scholl, President Jo Ann Gora and Board of Trustees members will help break ground. The event is open to the public. 

Ronald E. and Joan M. Venderly Football Team Complex

The new facility will include:

Dedicated meeting space for the team

Locker room

Coaches’ offices


Ron Venderly, a 1964 alumnus, said in a statement that he and his wife donated to the complex in the hopes of attracting future recruits to the university.

The building, which will connect to the west side of the John W. and Janice B. Fisher Football Training Complex at Scheumann Stadium, is scheduled to be finished prior to the 2015 season. The area provide meeting space for the teams, as well as hold offices for the coaches and staff.

Check this evening after the ceremony for the most recent news on the new facility.