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Olivia and Archie Manning Athletic Performance Center

In the ever-expanding college football arms race, Ole Miss will join the nation’s elite with the upcoming renovation to the Olivia and Archie Manning Athletics Performance Center. The renovation begins January 2022 with expected completion in July 2023 and will expand the current space from 181,500 square feet to 221,000, bringing a pro mindset to the Rebel football program. 

Ole Miss will train in a 10,710-square-foot weight room, including a cardio mezzanine, yoga/pilates space, state-of-the-art technology, fueling stations and offices for the nutrition staff. The training room will also expand and feature additional recovery benefits, including hydrotherapy, massage therapy, compression units, two sensory deprivation tanks, cold and hot tubs, new concussion rehabilitation technology and counseling space for mental health and nutrition consultations.

The Van Devender Family Foundation Locker Room will receive a complete makeover and will be expanded to include a barber shop, hydro tanks, plunge pools, a players’ lounge and fueling station.

All new office spaces will be built, including separate offensive and defensive team meeting rooms to supplement the existing Roland and Sheryl Burns Team Meeting Room. Office layouts will be streamlined for offensive, defensive, analytics and recruiting staffs, as well as a renovated head coach’s office.

The equipment room will be expanded as well, along with an ESPN/SEC Network bureau cam room, a photo and video studio and a media workroom. The new Williams-Reed Foyer will welcome visitors to the Ole Miss football headquarters and the Gina and Chip Crunk Grill at 1810 will remain to feed the Rebels.

$45 Million

  • Van Devender Family Foundation Locker Room

    Expanded to include a barber shop, hydro tanks, plunge pools, a players’ lounge and fueling station.

  • Weight room

    Ole Miss will train in a 10,710-square-foot weight room, including a cardio mezzanine, yoga/pilates space, state-of-the-art technology, fueling stations and offices for the nutrition staff.

  • Coaching Spaces

    All new office spaces will be built, including separate offensive and defensive team meeting rooms to supplement the existing Roland and Sheryl Burns Team Meeting Room.

  • Training room

    The training room will also expand and feature additional recovery benefits, including hydrotherapy, massage therapy, compression units, two sensory deprivation tanks, cold and hot tubs, new concussion rehabilitation technology and counseling space for mental health and nutrition consultations.

The Need

With the ever-changing environment and landscape of college athletics, it is more important than ever that we continue to build great facilities to help attract and retain the best student-athletes and coaches. The Southeastern Conference is growing, and our members are evolving. To keep pace with our conference peers, we have to continually commit to building great facilities.

The Manning Center was built in 2004 and updated in 2013, and since that time, it has been a great home for our football program. Now our competitors have surpassed us in what they can offer student-athletes, coaches and staff. We must push forward and expand and enhance this great facility.

  • “A championship team needs championship facilities, and this campaign is a huge step in advancing our program to the next level. I appreciate the commitment of our university leadership to provide the facility enhancements necessary to compete at a high level and attract the nation’s top recruits. I look forward to seeing Rebel Nation step up to the plate and help this team continue to reach new highs.”

    Lane Kiffin

    Football Head Coach

  • "The CHAMPIONS. NOW. campaign symbolizes our commitment to excellence and our unwavering resolve to win championships at Ole Miss. This announcement is not only about facility enhancements but about investing in the future success of our programs. Rebel Nation is the most passionate fanbase in college sports, and we’re confident that this campaign will unite the Ole Miss family as we take our program to another level.”

    Keith Carter

    Director of Athletics