The University of Florida’s new $85 million standalone football facility, set to be built on the current site of McKethan Stadium, is tentatively scheduled to start construction in July 2020.
The HOK-designed facility will be adjacent to the team’s Condron Family Indoor Practice Facility and include the Gators’ meeting rooms, locker room, strength and conditioning center, training room, and coaches’ offices. A dining hall and recreation space will be available not just to the football players, but to all UF student-athletes.
The training and recovery room will feature a post-workout drink counter and a mixing area and three pools: a recovery pool, a therapy pool, and a treadmill pool. Cryotherapy and float tanks will also be included. An athlete lounge will include seating, games (such as pool), a recording studio, a barber shop, and a VR pod. Trophy display cases and a video wall will be located just outside the dining area.
Dubbed the James W. “Bill” Heavener Football Training Center, the project could be completed as early as 2021.