Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs wants to upgrade the university’s athletic facilities to keep up with the continuous college athletics arms race.
According to a report from Auburn Undercover’s Phillip Marshall, Jacobs outlined a two-pronged renovation proposal in a letter to donors, which requests their participation in a “preliminary study.”
Jacobs’ proposal contains two phases, the first of which includes a $75 million plan to renovate the north end zone at Jordan-Hare Stadium, according to Marshall, including new home and visitor locker rooms, an upgraded recruiting area and a variety of options for premium seating.
Also in the first phase of the plan was a $30 million proposal to build a football operations building that would feature weight rooms, training rooms, a players lounge, coaches offices and plenty more. Finally, the first phase reportedly features a $25 million investment into a sports medicine facility.
The second phase adds a proposal to invest between $61 million and $71 million for other athletic facilities, including a $15 million improvement to the soccer complex and a $5 million upgrade to an SEC Network studio.
In total, Jacobs’ renovation plans would cost approximately between $191 million and $201 million to execute.