Facility Friday: Nebraska Football Facility, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

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The University of Nebraska announced plans to construct a $155 million athletic facility — one that the school says will be the largest of its kind in the country. Plans call for a 350,000-square-foot complex sited just northeast of Memorial Stadium. While the facility will house the football program, providing it with a new locker room, a strength and conditioning center, an athletic medicine facility, an equipment room, meeting rooms, coaches’ offices and an outdoor practice facility, each of the school’s more-than 600 student-athletes will benefit from the planned training table and academic support spaces the facility will include. Groundbreaking is expected to take place next summer. — Huskers.com

The University of Nevada Las Vegas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its $34.8 million Fertitta Football Complex on Thursday. The 73,000-square-foot facility includes a 10,000-square-foot weight room, a new locker room, a sports medicine room, coaches’ offices, a dining area and position meeting rooms. Additional amenities include a barber shop and a players’ lounge. — Las Vegas Sun 

Ole Miss on Monday announced plans for a new track and field/cross country facility. The $2 million project will reportedly include locker rooms for both the men’s and women’s programs, a recovery area and team lounge. — The Daily Mississippian

North Texas recently unveiled its new Lovelace and McNatt Families Practice Facility to members of the football team. The facility will be used by all teams that typically practice outside, including football, soccer, softball, track and field and other programs in the case of inclement weather.

Wabash College announced plans to build a $13 million football stadium. Designed by DLR Group, Little Giant Stadium will include seating for 3,550 fans, game operations and media space, a new playing surface, an all-weather track, and a relocated scoreboard. The project is scheduled to break ground in November. — sports.wabash.edu

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, home of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, opened to the public last weekend following the completion of a $185 million renovation project. New design upgrades include a 42,530-square-foot glass atrium, a 1,000-square-foot LED tunnel and a 77,110-square-foot illuminated curtain. Amenities upgrades included reimagined premium suite spaces, a new team locker room and more.

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