UCLA Athletics Announces Plans for New Football Training Facility
UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero and Head Football Coach Jim Mora announced today a campaign to raise private funds for a comprehensive football training facility to be located on the west side of Spaulding Field, the practice field for the Bruin football team. The planned state-of-the-art facility is intended to house a locker room, athletic training area, strength and conditioning facility, coaches' offices, team meeting rooms, equipment rooms and video rooms, in addition to several elements that will feature the storied history of UCLA Football.
The project, estimated to cost $50 million, will be funded by private donations. A feasibility study analyzed the site conditions, and the university has elected to move the project forward with a request for proposal to select an architect. The selected firm will work directly with Guerrero, Mora, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the university to develop the size, layout and renderings of the proposed facility. As funding thresholds are achieved, project construction will begin.
As a result of the new facility, the current space used by the UCLA football program could be reconfigured to benefit student-athletes across all sports. Plans include a renovated strength and conditioning area, increased academic tutoring space and a dedicated student-athlete dining facility and nutrition center.
For information or to invest in the project, please visit http://uclafootballfacility.com.
Statement from Athletic Director Dan Guerrero:
"This is an exciting project that will continue to propel UCLA football forward by allowing our coaches and student-athletes to teach, learn and develop in a state-of-the-art facility. We are working alongside our campus facility team to create a complex which complements Jim's vision for our football program. We have seen time and again Bruin alumni and friends change our future, allowing our programs to thrive, and I am confident our supporters will answer the call."
Statement from Head Football Coach Jim Mora:
"UCLA is a special place for student-athletes to compete and pursue their dreams. To be able to add a football facility that will help us with player development and growth is simply fantastic. There is so much history here and so many incredible players and moments to celebrate. I love the challenge to get after this, and I know our donors will step up. Chancellor Block and Dan Guerrero have shown tremendous support for this athletic program and for our football team. We talk a lot about family within our program, and now, we need the entire UCLA family to join us on this endeavor. I can't wait to get this effort underway."
*It will be located on the west side of Spaulding Field. From the looks of the map included, it'll be a long, skinny building spanning the width from Spaulding to the driveway between Spaulding and the LATC. The building's length looks to be about the same as the width of one and a half football fields.
*The facility is intended to include a locker room, athletic training area, strength and conditioning facility, coaches' offices, team meeting rooms, equipment rooms, video rooms, "in addition to several elemtns that will feature the storied history of UCLA football.
*The project is estimated to cost 50 million dollars, which will be funded by private donations.
*As a result of the new facility, the current space used by the UCLA football program could be reconfigured to benefit players in all sports. Plans include a renovated strength and conditioning area, increased academic tutoring space, and a dedicated player dining facility and nutrition center.