The Florida football team recently received a new $17.5 million indoor football facility, and now it’s time for more.
The University Athletic Association was presented with a proposal on Friday that includes a new stand-alone football complex, the university announced. Also included in the proposal were renovations to the baseball and softball stadiums.
The development and improvements of each facility are expected to cost around $100 million, according to a university press release.
“Obviously, it’s a very ambitious project and we’re going to depend on our fundraising efforts to help us with it,” Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a press release. “Really, it’s a commitment to those three programs, those three coaches. The study also includes opportunities to enhance other facilities that are very important to us, but football, baseball and softball are what we’ve put as our highest priority right now.”
Specifics of the new football facility were outlined in the press release:
“A new football facility to be constructed to the north of Percy Beard Track, along Southwest 2nd Avenue, and buttressing west end of the team’s Sanders Football Practice Fields. The project narrative calls for a large entrance and lobby, plus locker room and players’ lounge with nutrition station, strength and conditioning area, hydrotherapy and training areas, meeting and recruiting rooms, coaches’ offices, and general office and work space. The land is currently used as the throw area for the men’s and women’s track and field programs, which will be relocated. The UAA is currently exploring options for relocation. The current football offices will become administrative offices and the current weight room and training room will be renovated and used for all sports.”
Architectural studies have been completed for each design, and the next step is beginning the on-campus approval process.
There is no timetable on the completion of the products, as it will all be contingent on funding the project.
Check out a rendering of the building below: