Facility Friday: Protective Stadium Top Out, A&M Rec Center and More

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Protective Stadium, the future home of the University of Alabama at Birmingham football program, held a topping out ceremony this week, marking a construction milestone on the $174 million project. The 45,000-square-foot structure is expected to be completed in fall 2021, in time for the football season. — Alabama Newscenter


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Muncy (Penn.) Senior High School has a new athletics center. The $15 million project includes a wrestling room, a library, a media center, locker rooms, a basketball court and classrooms. In addition, a strength and conditioning center offers fitness equipment. — WNEP.com

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators this week approved a feasibility study to plan for a larger indoor football training facility. The board approved the study by a unanimous vote, citing the need for a larger facility to compete with other SEC institutions. Athletic director Jim Sterk said construction of a second indoor practice facility has been on the school’s master plan since 2011. — Columbia Missourian

The University of Illinois announced that it had received a $1 million gift from alumnus Bryan Ingram to help fund the Ubben Basketball Complex renovation and expansion project. The expansion will add 40,000 square feet to the space, and remodel portions of the building. New offices, court space, strength and conditioning space and expanded locker room and player lounges will also be included in the project. — FightingIllini.com

The Texas A&M Board of Regents has approved the construction of a $35 million recreation center. The South Campus Recreation Center will be the third rec facility on campus, providing more opportunities for students to exercise regardless of where on campus they’re located. The facility will feature basketball and volleyball courts, and a large strength and conditioning area. It’s expected to be completed in 2022. — The Battalion

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