Dedicated on October 20, 2017 (read here), and with generous lead gifts from Dan & Jennifer Gilbert, Bob & Julie Skandalaris, and Draymond Green, the Gilbert Pavilion provides a grand entrance to the Jack Breslin Student Events Center to honor the success of both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The addition, provided through private support, will be a multi-faceted construction project featuring the Tom Izzo Hall of History, the Draymond Green Strength and Conditioning Center, a new ticket box office, a championship display, a recruiting lounge, alumni locker room and interactive areas that will enhance the fan experience for the more than 500,000 people attending events each year.
In October, 2016, MSU announced a $15 million gift from Dan & Jennifer Gilbert with a portion of the gift designated to the Breslin Center addition. For more information on Gilbert’s gifts, please click here
In honor of the winningest coach in Spartan Basketball history, Michigan State Athletics will name a portion of the Breslin Center addition in recognition of men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo, pending Board of Trustee approval. The Tom Izzo Hall of History is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017. Open on non-game days throughout the year, the Tom Izzo Hall of History will celebrate the extraordinary success of Spartan Basketball throughout all eras. Naming of the Tom Izzo Hall of History was made possible by Bob and Julie Skandalaris, who wanted to permanently recognize Izzo as part of their $10 million gift made in 2014. The gift, still the largest single gift ever received by MSU Athletics, provided facility support across football, golf, and basketball program. For more information on the Skandalaris’ gift, please click here
In September, 2015, former Men’s Basketball student-athlete Draymond Green contributed $3.1 million to the basketball program, with a portion providing funds to construct a new strength & conditioning center. For more information on Green’s gift, please click here
Naming opportunities within the Gilbert Pavilion still exist. Contact 517-432-4610 to learn more.