Did you know? 3M Arena at Mariucci and Athletes Village
In July 2017, 3M announced a 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship of Gopher Athletics that included naming rights to a campus centerpiece now known as 3M Arena at Mariucci.
A visionary investment: 3M's investment was directed toward funding the newly-completed Athletes Village complex, which added more than 338,000 square feet of new building space to Gopher Athletics’ existing every day facilities. The Athletes Village will have a positive effect on the experience of every current and future Gopher student-athlete, providing dramatically expanded and modernized academic, nutrition, and career training facilities.
Recruiting: Together with game-day venues such as the iconic 3M Arena at Mariucci, the University’s athletic facilities will be a major asset in recruiting top-notch student-athletes.
3M's investment will have a significant impact on Gopher student-athletes, helping to prepare our next-generation workforce.
photo: Jake Ricker, Gopher Athletics