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With the University of South Carolina's Athletics Village completed and its Football Operations Center set to open after this season, what's the next project for Gamecock athletics?

After Frank Martin moves into his new offices at Carolina Coliseum and a new scoreboard and ribbon-boards are hung at Colonial Life Arena, USC will feature some of the best facilities in the country.

The final phase of the original plan is an indoor track, inside the former Fieldhouse across from Stone Stadium. Concrete has been poured for that facility, and the goal is for it to be ready by indoor track season in January.

Afterward, USC could try to replace the indoor tennis courts that were sacrificed as part of gutting the Fieldhouse for the indoor track.

"From a major standpoint, I would like to think we could build an indoor tennis complex," USC AD Ray Tanner said. "Six courts near the outdoor tennis facility for when it rains. That's a project I'd like to pursue."

A project that has been consistently brought up could also develop. USC doesn't have a free-standing Athletic Hall of Fame, but with much of the football offices moving from Williams-Brice Stadium to the Ops Center, perhaps USC could find room to display the awards of its most cherished athletes.

"A conversation for a Hall of Fame occurs quite often, and some space may be open in Williams-Brice," Tanner said. "That idea hasn't been shelved, but we're not at a point where we could say when that could happen."

With the University of South Carolina's Athletics Village completed and its Football Operations Center set to open after this season, what's the next project for Gamecock athletics?
 
 
 
May 14, 2017
 
 
 

 

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