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HOK will design the Florida Gators new football facility

The facility will be named after longtime donor to the University of Florida and the University Athletic Association James W. “Bill” Heavener.

December 12, 2019 |
Hevener Football Center entry

Renderings courtesy HOK

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.


Heavener Center interior


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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.


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