Daily Digs: Thomas More U. Softball Complex, Notre Dame Athletics Facility, NHL Dallas Stars Multipurpose Athletic Facility

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The Saints' new softball complex.
The Saints' new softball complex.
Courtesy of Thomas More University

In Crestview Hills, Ky., Thomas More University celebrated the opening of its state-of-the-art softball complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Extensive renovations on the site include: Ab24 Daily Digs Enews 600x400 65df5a4c922b8

  • On-field enhancements, including replacement of outfield grass with turf and side fencing
  • Four turfed batting cages
  • Two turfed bullpens
  • New scoreboard
  • Netting along the third baseline
  • New outfield fence and windscreen
  • Backstop and netting
  • Set bleachers
  • Concrete walkways
  • Free-standing locker room
  • Concessions building

Notre Dame has started work on Shields Family Hall, a new football facility that will cover 150,000 square feet and open in fall 2026.

The building will include a player nutrition area, academic support and media innovation spaces, studios, a meeting room with an auditorium and augmented reality walkthrough room, an expanded locker room, a technologically-driven equipment facility, a sports medicine facility and an enhanced training room.

The upcoming facility will be the latest in a series of enhancements over the past decade for Notre Dame football.


  • The NHL Dallas Stars and the Town of Northlake broke ground on a $45 million, 225,000-square-foot multipurpose athletic facility that will feature two NHL regulation sheets of ice and eight basketball courts that can be converted into 16 volleyball courts. The facility is funded through general obligation bonds and is expected to welcome an estimated 1.315 million visitors annually.

The Daily Digs from Athletic Business' AB Today e-newsletter is a weekday spotlight on new or announced athletics facilities projects.

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