Florida unveils plans for $15 million indoor football practice facility


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has announced plans for an indoor practice facility, becoming the last Southeastern Conference team to build one.

The school unveiled details Wednesday, saying the $15 million project will be completed in early September.

The new facility will be built on the current practice field and will contain a full, 120-yard, turf field. It also will have additional space for drills, training room facilities, equipment storage and restrooms.

Every other SEC team has an indoor facility, although Georgia’s includes just a 30-yard field.

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley says “this is something we have talked about internally for some time.”

The Gators estimate that 30 practices were affected by inclement weather in 2014. Previously, the team would move into the nearby O’Connell Center for drills, but an upcoming renovation to the O’Dome will render the facility unusable for most of 2015.

It’s official! UAA announces plans to build an indoor practice facility, to open Fall 2015. http://t.co/jhoFK344Empic.twitter.com/q4EQxGyTE9

— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) January 21, 2015

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