Ribbon cutting day is almost here for the Florida Gators. It was previously expected that it would be ready by the end of July. James W. “Bill” Heavener Football Training Center scheduled to open August 14th.
The $85 million facility opened in June 2020 on the site of an old Alfred A. McKettan Stadiumformer home of the Florida Gators baseball team before they moved to a new one Florida Baseball Stadium for the 2021 season.
Located next to Stephen C. O’Connell Centerthe new training center will be considered one of the best in the country, including brand new gyms, locker rooms, a hydrotherapy rehab center, a boar-style pool, a recording studio, a hair salon and more.
While the football team and its staff will be housed in the new building, it will also be open to all University of Florida student-athletes, with a new dining room and lounge to bring student-athletes across all sports together.
While the project was funded, approved, and construction began during Dan Mullentime in Gainesville, the facility reflects the clear intent of Florida’s athletic director. Scott Stricklin what alligators will provide Billy Napier with everything he needs to succeed at the highest level of college football.
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