Construction continues on schedule

The completion date of next December may seem ambitious, but so far construction of Alabama's Football Complex Annex continues on schedule. <br><br>Next to Coleman Coliseum, work on the Central Power Plant/Track Entry Area approaches completion.

(Above left) With most of the steel framework now in place, work on Alabama's Football Complex Annex continues on schedule.


A construction worker prepares the frame on the top of the structure. To the right would be the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields, and that roof in the background belongs to the Crisp Indoor Facility. Just below the worker and heading toward the left will be Head Coach Mike Shula's corner office, which will look out on the new practice fields and the entire practice area.


Photo taken through the trees at the front of the new construction. Note that the second floor is already in place with the roof frame above. When finished, Alabama will sport one of the largest, most luxurious facilities in all of college football.


View of the frame taken from the Northwest corner. The entire ground floor will be taken up by a state-of-the-art weight training room, including an indoor track and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the practice fields.


The enhanced Strength and Conditioning Center will include an expanded Sports Medicine Facility to give athletes a superior level of care so they can continue to compete or quickly return to action if they're injured. Expansion and remodeling will add over 30,000 square feet to the existing football building.


Interior work on the Central Power Plant facility is mostly done, but workmen continue to polish up the outside. This photo is taken looking down the drive separating Coleman Coliseum (to right) and the power plant and the Crisp Indoor Facility to the left. In the distance the Football Complex can be seen with the construction crane in the background.


A construction crew works on the roof of the Central Power Plant. At bottom is the ticket booth for the Track Stadium. The interior wall of the power plant will be used for a new Track and Field scoreboard.


View of the "Alabama" arch that will be the main entry into the Track Stadium. To the right and in the background can be seen the track field itself. To the left, new chair-back bleacher seats will be installed for spectators.


Interior remodeling of Bryant Hall into a state-of-the-art academic support facility has begun. That project is on schedule as well.

Actual construction on the renovated Soccer Complex and new Outdoor Tennis Stadium has not yet started.


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