The Washington Post released some new photos and video of Maryland's plans to convert Cole Field House, the former basketball arena littered with great history, into a football facility that will also have dedicated space for a sports medicine center and entrepreneurial lab.
The indoor facility itself is slated to be ready by May of 2017, and once it's finished it will ensure Maryland is no longer the only team in the Big Ten without an indoor facility. The entire project is expected to be completed by December of 2019.
The total price tag for the first-of-its-kind facility is about $155 million. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank made a generous donation of $25 million to get the ball rolling, they've received about $51 million in private donations already, and the Terps are looking to raise another $49 million with some aggressive fundraising efforts, and about $55 million will come from state and university funds.
According to the Washington Post, phase one (the football facility) is already over a fourth of the way done, and from the looks of it, it's going to look great as the backdrop for a portion of the football stadium.
The football portion of the facility looks impressive, and should help DJ Durkin and his staff tremendously moving forward.
Take a look at the video, and some pictures of the football portion of the facility below. Head over to The Washington Post to see more.