Ball State Approves $15M Indoor Practice Facility

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The Ball State University Board of Trustees has approved a $15 million indoor practice facility for the school's athletics department. Director of Athletics Beth Goetz says the 84,000 square-foot space will “immediately impact the competitive experience of Ball State’s student-athletes.”

The new facility will house football, softball, baseball, and soccer teams during inclement weather as well as an indoor practice space for the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band. 

The university says 90  percent of total cost for the “privately financed” building has been met and fundraising for the remaining sum is ongoing. 

“This is a big day in the history of Ball State football and Ball State University,” said Head Coach Mike Neu in a news release. “I am grateful to the University leadership that recognized the need for this project and for their work to accomplish it. Our program can’t thank John, Dan, Larry, Craig, Ken — and their spouses — enough for displaying the ‘True Cardinal’ ideals and acts of Beneficence that we talk about inside our locker room and for their generous contributions.”

Construction is expected to take about 24 months with the opening scheduled for summer 2021.

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