Regents approve $37M U of I football facility


April 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has received the approval of the Iowa Board of Regents to spend $36.6 million to build a facility to house weight rooms, squad meeting space, and coaches’ offices. The regents approved of the spending Thursday on the UI Football Operations Facility. University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta says the money comes from fundraising and athletic department revenue. No general university dollars or increased student fees will be used. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2013, with completion in summer 2014. The building will be south of the new Indoor Athletics Practice and Recreation Facility, now under construction. The operations facility also will include space for video editing, lockers for players and coaches, and reception space.