Northwestern’s new facility might be too gorgeous for its own good

I’ve said this before, and it’s, sadly, too late at this point to do anything about it. But the concern remains: Northwestern’s new football facility may be too gorgeous for its own good.

Bumping up against the shore of Lake Michigan, with a postcard view of the Chicago skyline in the distance, players can’t possibly be expected to focus on that week’s game plan when they’re standing on the closest thing college football will ever have to Pebble Beach. If every Wildcat was exactly like me, Northwestern would never win another game. The views are just too good.

In reality, Northwestern is highly anticipating the opening of its $260 million, 500,000-square foot facility next year.

“These lakefront athletic facilities are an absolute game-changer for our football program and our entire department,” Pat Fitzgerald says in the video below.