Report: Minnesota to build $70 million practice facility
Minnesota plans to build a new football facility that will cost $70 million.
The Star-Tribune is reporting that the school will break ground on a new football facility in December, and it will include an indoor practice facility, coaching offices and "other amenities for the program." The project is set to cost the school $70 million.
At least, it would if it happens. While the Star Tribune is reporting that it will, a Gophers spokesman reportedly told the Associated Press that the original report is "totally incorrect."
Minnesota currently practices in the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex, but the 55-foot ceilings aren't high enough to allow the team to simulate kicks and punts under game conditions. That building was recently renovated for $1 million.
If Minnesota does build the new facility, it would no doubt be doing so because it believes make the school more competitive with its Big Ten brethren, like Northwestern, which is also planning to build a new athletic facility on campus. The cost of Northwestern's facility is expected to exceed $220 million.
I wonder if Northwestern will use union labor?
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