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Minnesota announces plans for a $70 million indoor facility

If there's one school in college football that absolutely should have an indoor practice facility, it's Minnesota, especially since the Golden Gophers moved to the outdoor TCF Bank Stadium in 2009. 

The Gophers currently practice in the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex, but it and its 55-foot ceilings can no longer serve the needs of team. Built in 1985 for $5.5 million, it might as well be the Stonehenge of indoor facilities. 

At 12,000 square feet, Minnesota's current practice space pales in comparison to the 81,200-square foot facility at Nebraska, or the $220 million facility on the way at Northwestern. 

Breaking ground in December, the facility is expected to house coaches' offices and other amenities in addition to a football playing surface. 

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