Stampeding to the future

Fueled by ongoing support from generous donors to SMU Ignited: Boldy Shaping Tomorrow, the construction of the Garry Weber End Zone Complex is making steady progress after its groundbreaking celebration on December 2, 2022. Made possible by the largest gift in the history of SMU Athletics and other principal gift commitments, the project is now in its second fundraising phase, which seeks to raise over $20 million to complete the three-level, 192,500-square-foot expansion of Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Through these gifts, the Garry Weber End Zone Complex will launch a new era for athletic excellence at SMU by supporting its student-athletes and offering premier opportunities for its Mustang fans.


Shaping champions

We thank our donors for their generous commitments to the Garry Weber End Zone Complex as part of SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow, our ambitious $1.5 billion campaign for impact. Through these proud SMU community members and Mustang fans, SMU Athletics reaches a new milestone in its history with over $250 million invested in championship-caliber facilities since 2013.


Garry A. Weber ’58

Garry A. Weber ’58


Bill Armstrong ’82 and Liz Martin Armstrong ’82

Jennifer Gelety Flanagan ’82 and Martin L. Flanagan ’82

Martin L. Flanagan '82 and Jennifer Gelety Flanagan '82

Richard Ware ’68

 Richard Ware ’68

William J. Ware ’01

William J. Ware ’01

Bob Gotovac ’86

Steve Lockton Family Foundation


Lackland H. Bloom, III ’95, ’97
Angie Roberson Brown ’91 and Robert D. Brown ’92
James J. Clark and Katherine Murphy Clark ’98


Victor E. Salvino

Building on a legacy of athletic excellence



Anchoring Ford Stadium’s south bowl and connecting its existing east and west gate entries, the Garry Weber End Zone Complex will increase the functionality, efficiency and overall experience of Mustang football for student-athletes and fans. With three levels of public and private spaces, the new complex will support SMU's 484 student athletes and house team coaches, staff and recruiting services. Additionally, the new complex will offer fans and visitors premium experiences, improved pedestrian accessibility and expanded guest facilities.

Conceptual rendering of the team lockeroom

conceptual rendering

Team locker room

Designed to motivate team spirit and sharpen our teams' competitive edge prior to and after Mustang football games, locker rooms act as hubs for camaraderie, preparation and the celebration of both individual and team achievements.

West Atrium

In addition to private spaces to support SMU's student-athletes and staff, the Garry Weber End Zone Complex will offer spaces like the West Atrium, which will welcome visitors, showcase SMU Athletics' rich history and recognize major donors to the Garry Weber End Zone Complex.

Conceptual rendering of the west atrium

conceptual rendering

Conceptual rendering of the sports performance suite

conceptual rendering

Sports Performance Suite

Designed to inspire Mustang pride, spaces like the Sports Performance Suite will support SMU's student-athletes as they pursue the highest levels of athletic excellence with designated areas for functional weight, cardio and therapeutic training and exercise.


Expected impact

  • Bolsters the efficiency, occupancy and functionality of Ford Stadium through better accessibility and premium fan seating.
  • Empowers Mustang student-athletes with dynamic new spaces for strategy- and team-building activities.
  • Strengthens the health and well-being of SMU Athletics through improved nutrition and sports medicine facilities, as well as better training and recovery options.
  • Furthers SMU Athleticsʼ momentum toward the upper echelons of competitive athletics.

Build your legacy

The Garry Weber End Zone Complex supports the SMU Ignited campaign goal to enhance our campus and community through nationally competitive athletics, community engagement and diverse public programming.

For more information about giving opportunities to SMU Athletics in support of the Garry Weber End Zone Complex, please contact Joshua Whittenburg, associate athletics director for development, at or 214-768-3315.