If you haven’t heard, North Carolina is in the process of building an indoor practice facility.
On Wednesday, coach Larry Fedora provided an update on the construction and his excitement for what it will do for the program moving forward.
“The entire practice complex is under construction right now and it is exciting to see all that steel going up and how massive that building is going to be, that you can be able to kick and punt inside the building,” Fedora said, according to Inside Carolina. “That along with the two new practice fields will give us first class practice facilities. So we’re extremely excited about it. We’ve had to sacrifice a little bit this past year with practices in our stadium, but it’s been well worth it.”
The $25 million project is located between South Road and Ridge Road on UNC’s campus, and will be adjacent to the new Fetzer Field complex for soccer and lacrosse. It will also include two full outdoor practice fields.
“You’ve got a 40-yard ramp that will lead us into the facility, you’ve got a sand pit of about 20-30 yards in width that our strength coaches will be able to have some fun with,” Fedora said. “And to have both practice fields right next to the indoor and a side of the building that you can raise up and we can transition from one field to the next within the same practice. It’s not something we want to use just with (bad) weather. We want to use the indoor and two practice facilities every single day.”
Construction is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2018 season. For photos, check out this link.