Purdue Wants Football Complex

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Rendering of football performance complex courtesy of Purdue University. Rendering of football performance complex courtesy of Purdue University.
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Purdue President Mitch Daniels and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Morgan Burke are detailing plans for a $60 million football performance complex. They will present the plans at the Board of Trustees meeting in December. Purdue says the three-level structure will become the “everyday home” of its football program.

The facility will include a locker room, players' lounge, team meeting room, position group meeting rooms, sports performance training area, sports medicine facility, coaches' offices and a lobby.

The university says the project will be the first significant renovation of the Mollenkopf Athletic Center since its construction in 1989. They say the football performance complex will be built adjacent to the north end of Mollenkopf.

Purdue says the project will be funded by donors and funds from Intercollegiate Athletics contracts with the Big Ten Network and other media.

If approved, construction would begin in May 2016 and conclude in August 2017.

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