Virginia Commonwealth University Receives $3 Million for Basketball Facility

The at has announced a ten-year, $3 million pledge from global packaging company (MWV) toward construction of a new basketball facility.

Slated to be built next to the in downtown Richmond, the VCU Basketball Complex will enable VCU Athletics to centralize the basketball program's activities — strength training, academic advising, video study, individual skills development, team meals, and practice — under one roof.

MWV previously has partnered with the VCU Schools of , , , and , as well as the and the .

"VCU is a vital and vibrant part of our Richmond community," said MWV board chair and CEO John A. Luke, Jr. "The success of VCU's basketball team has attracted national attention and raised the university's profile on the court and in the classroom. MWV is proud to support the continued growth of this world-class university in our community."

"." Virginia Commonwealth University Press Release 02/25/2013.