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Football training facility expansion

UGA to break ground on football training facility expansion

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will break ground on a cutting-edge renovation and expansion of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, the everyday home of the University’s Athletic Association and football team, at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

“Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall has been a benchmark of excellence,” said Damon Evans, director of athletics at UGA. “Our goal with this expansion that is under way is to build upon that foundation and create the very best football training facility in America. Our university, our fans, and our team deserve nothing less.”

The $39.5 million project will update the 85,000-square-foot complex located at 1 Selig Circle with a synthetic turf-floored multi-purpose room, a student-athlete lounge and a sand-based practice field that uses sustainable design practices.

Completion is expected by May 2011.

Overall, 53,000 square feet will be added to the facility. All new offices will be outfitted with modern technology like a digital video editing suite.

In addition, the expansion will enable Butts-Mehre to house four new Hydroworx therapy pools, an ortho-radiographic digital X-ray system, and two new physical exam rooms.