Facility Friday: UT Chattanooga Facility, Illinois Golf and More | Athletic Business

Facility Friday: UT Chattanooga Facility, Illinois Golf and More

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga announced that it would break ground on the Wolford Family Athletics Center in the fall. The project includes a 35,000-square-foot addition and 35,000-square-foot renovation to McKenzie Arena on the UTC campus. Plans call for a four-story addition immediately adjacent to the Arena. Work is expected to be complete by 2022. — blog.utc.edu

Monsignor Pace High School in Miami Gardens, Fla., broke ground recently on a $1.5 million renovation to the school’s Spartan Stadium. According to the Miami Herald, the new facility will feature a new polyurethane track surface and synthetic turf, and will serve the football, soccer, track, cross country, girls’ flag football and cheerleading programs. — Miami Herald 

The Texas Tech University Board of Regents recently approved a budget that will help fund work on the school’s baseball clubhouse. The $1.1 million project will renovate 10,000 square feet of space, and add 9,500 square feet to the facility’s gross square footage. Plans call for a coach’s office suite, a relocated player locker room, a classroom, a film room and upgraded athletic training and hydrotherapy facilities. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall. — KCBD.com

The University of Illinois announced that it received a $2 million gift to fully fund the expansion of the Demirjian Indoor Golf Practice Facility. The expansion project will add several hitting bays and a state-of-the-art putting studio. New technology will also be integrated within the facility, to allow golfers instant-feedback and analysis. — FightingIllini.com

Construction continues at SoFi Stadium, future home of the NFL’s Chargers and Rams. Recently, the team began construction of the video board, which has been nicknamed the Oculus. Check it out in the video below. — Rams Wire

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