|Minnesota sports upgrades part of $190M plan|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:00|
Athletic director Norwood Teague presented the plan Wednesday to the Board of Regents. He said the money would be raised solely by private funding.
The Gophers play in Williams Arena, which was built in 1928. Teague said any renovations to that building would be in a second phase of athletic facilities development. But the basketball teams have long lobbied for a separate place to practice, with modern amenities to attract recruits.
Also included in the first phase of the plan, to be completed over a six to eight-year span, is an upgraded football practice facility.