This morning, Florida has announced plans for a new football facility, and it looks quite impressive.
The new facility, set to be named after longtime donor James W. "Bill" Heavener, is set to cost about $85 million and will house meeting rooms, locker room, strength and conditioning center, and coaches offices. The new space will also feature a dining hall and recreational space for all Gator student-athletes.
The project is tentatively scheduled to start in July of 2020 and will be located next to the team's indoor facility. A projected move-in date is set for as early as December 2021.
Scott Stricklin shared the following on the project in the school's release:
"The facility itself is going to be a really important part of Gator football going forward. It's an important investment for our present and also our future,'' Stricklin said. "To have a guy like Bill be associated with it, you are talking about one of our more devoted and generous fans, but also one of the most positive. Part of the reason he is a great leader and a great success is he is always looking for the good in things and people and programs.
"We talk about championship experience with integrity and that's a mark of Gators Athletics, and Bill embodies that in every shape and form. It's fitting that this facility that is going to help Gator football moving forward for generations to come and will have Bill's name on it."
Check out the plans for the new facility in the video