One needs only to visit the ODU campus to see Selig’s contributions to the growth and improvement of Monarch athletic venues. Projects completed and initiated under Selig include:
The Bernett & Blanche Mitchum Basketball Performance Center, a privately funded $8.4 million state-of-the-art facility, is complete and is the new home of the ODU men’s and women’s basketball teams.
A $3.5 million expansion of the L. R. Hill support facility for football.
The addition of a $2.3 million video replay scoreboard, LED ribbon panels, and digital tables for the Ted Constant Convocation Center for the 2015-16 season.
The $500,000 Paul A. Keyes Indoor Hitting Complex, which opened in the fall of 2014.
As collegiate athletic costs continue to rise, Selig has placed a high priority on increasing revenue, with a goal of 10 percent annual growth. Since his arrival in 2010, athletics has exceeded those goals every year:
• Donations to support the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation annual fund have jumped from $2.73 million in 2010 to $9.35 million in 2016-17 and $12.22 million in 2017-18.
• Total philanthropic gifts to athletics have surpassed $62.73 million since 2010-11.
• Corporate sponsorship revenue facilitated by ODU Sports Properties has generated $18.26 million in gross revenue since 2010-11.
• Annual athletic ticket revenue has increased from $1.5 million to $4.3 million during the past six years.