Game 1 of the Willie Taggart era didn’t go as Florida State had hoped. Playing in a Labor Day showcase game, the Seminoles hosted Virginia Tech and lost, 24-3.
But things are still looking up in Tallahassee. Florida State has announced plans for a $60 million standalone football facility. Checking in at 122,000 square feet, the facility will have coaches’ offices, locker rooms, a state of the art hydrotherapy room, meeting rooms, training and weight rooms and a recruiting lounge.
Here are a handful of renderings, created by Populous.
To kickstart the fundraising, Taggart and his wife have committed $1 million toward the project.
“It’s difficult to overstate this building’s importance to the present and future of Florida State football,” Taggart said. “It will allow us to be more efficient with our limited time together as a team and help our student-athletes manage their time better by bringing everything they need from a football perspective into one location.”
The facility is slated to open ahead of the 2021 football season.