It looks like Mark Richt’s long wished for indoor practice facility is moving up the food chain as a building priority.
… Football coach Mark Richt has voiced his desire to have an indoor practice facility to use during inclement weather and it was identified as a “priority venue” to be studied on “an accelerated schedule,” in one Dec. 20 memo from architectural firm Sasaki Associates to Gwynne Darden of the UGA Office of University Architects.
The tough issue at this point may be where to put the sucker.
Georgia looked at different plans for an indoor facility around the Butts-Mehre building, but the preferred plan appears to be near the softball/soccer complex. That projected cost could start at $21.5 million.
Even that location is not without issues and would need further study.
“The tricky thing about soccer/softball is the elevations are not great out there,” said Johnson. “So you’d have to spend a lot of money to find a flat piece of land. Even more tricky is where does it fit in the 10-year master plan for all of the facilities and future growth.”