Early this morning, we found out UK’s plans for a new $45 million football training facility, which the Board of Trustees will vote on Friday at 1 p.m. The new facility will be attached to the Nutter Field House on the east end next to Commonwealth Stadium, and the current Nutter Training Facility will be repurposed for other sports.
What could all of this look like? UK included this rendering in its November 2013 Master Plan. From the details posted this morning:
The project will include a new two-story structure and two practice fields with an adjoining drill area. The new facilities will be located at the east end of the existing Nutter Field House. The two-story structure for the football program will house administrative offices, locker spaces, team meeting areas, training areas, high performance and weight room spaces, equipment rooms, a hydrotherapy room, player locker rooms, lounge facilities, an academic lounge/study area, and an entrance lobby with enhanced visitor amenities.
Obviously, once the project is approved, and an architect and builder hired, we’ll get a better rendering. The facility will likely be named after the primary donor (Joe Craft?), but for now, let’s have some fun and come up with our own names for it.
Would the Papa Brooks Training Center and Tomato Gardens work?