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Martins donate $15 million for new athletic complex

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J. Landis (Lanny) and Sharon Martin have contributed $15 million to Northwestern's new athletics and recreation complex, the university announced, bringing the current money raised to $70 million.

 The project is expected to cost $220 million. Although no timetable for construction has been established, donations are well ahead of schedule and the project could break ground sooner than expected.

 Northwestern will name soccer and lacrosse stadiums built at the new lakeside athletic complex after the Martins, who created the J. Landis Martin Professorship of Law and Business and have contributed to the Law school fund and the Bienen School of Music fund in recent years.

Plans for the new and renovated sports facilities were revealed four months ago. They will be located next to the shore of Lake Michigan at the north end of Northwestern's Evanston campus.

A design competition is underway and will conclude in the summer of 2013 when the winning design is selected.

Northwestern has received substantial gifts from Lanny Martin, Chap Hutcheson and Bob Unger, who were all fraternity brothers at the university.



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