- Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The coronavirus pandemic is prompting a change in plans for the University of Nebraska’s $155 million football training facility project.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Board of Regents on Dec. 4 will hear a plan to split the project into two phases. Phase 1 calls for completing the new building “with shelled space at the base of a new North Stadium tower.”

Phase 2 will build out the Academic Center and training area in the new building, and calls for the completion of renovations at the Hawks Championship Center.

The new building is the centerpiece of the new training facility and will house the football program’s locker room, weight room and much of the space for training, academics and life skills.

The football team would occupy the new building by August 2023. That’s a year later than in the original plan announced in September 2019.

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