Facility Friday: Soccer Project, Continuing Stadium Progress and More | Athletic Business

Facility Friday: Soccer Project, Continuing Stadium Progress and More

LSU Shreveport broke ground this week on a 3,000-square-foot facility to house its men’s and women’s soccer programs. Plans call for locker rooms for both the men’s and women’s teams, coaches offices, an athletic training room, storage, laundry room, an officials’ room, and restroom and shower facilities. It is expected to be completed in October. — LSUSAthletics.com

Despite the shutdown, construction at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium has moved forward toward its target completion date prior to the 2021 football season. The $80 million upgrade will expand the stadium’s south end, add premium seating, and create a facility called the Ken Garff Performance Zone. In addition, the 2002 Olympic cauldron will be refurbished and housed in a structure just outside the stadium. — Deseret News 

Construction at the University of South Alabama’s Hancock Whitney Stadium is continuing, and is scheduled to open on time on September 12. The facility will include 25,000 seats, including premium seating options, a state-of-the-art video board and sound system and more. — WKRG.com

Midland (Texas) ISD could be in for nearly $10 million in athletic facility upgrades. The board held a budget workshop and discussed proposals that would see millions invested in athletics projects in the district, including $1.5 million for a synthetic turf football field, $1 million for softball fields, $2.9 million for baseball fields, $1.3 million for athletic field lighting and $2.7 million for athletic tracks. — Midland Reporter-Telegram

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