By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
A look inside Iowa's new practice $55 million practice facility.
Iowa City, IA (KTIV) -
While there is still work to be done, the Iowa Hawkeyes have a new indoor practice facility.
The $55 million, 102,000 square foot indoor facility will officially be completed August 21.
However, the team should be able to begin practicing indoors beginning August 3.
Renovations also include outdoor grass fields available north of the facility and outside FieldTurf inside Kinnick Stadium.
It's a big upgrade from the Hawkeyes last indoor facility which was essentially a bubble, where Iowa practiced for the past of 27-years.
"Anything would beat the bubble," defensive back Tanner Miller said. "That's definitely for sure. On some of these 95, 100 degree days, it was a nightmare in there and I think having this new facility is going to be pretty cool, not just for us, but as a recruiting tool."
"I think it's awesome. They're busting their butts out there putting it together and its fun, it's been fun to see it put together," added receiver Keenan Davis." But, it's just practice. You're going to be sweating in there like the Bubble so it's not that much different, but it's going to be fun."
The next step in the renovations is to add new offices for coaches and staff, strength and conditioning facilities and meeting and locker rooms.
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