This article originally appeared in the Opelika-Auburn News.
Auburn University is planning to build a new $28 million game-day support facility in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
The new 44,000-square-foot facility will be built in southwest corner of the stadium, and the project will include a 16,000-square-foot renovation of Auburn’s football locker rooms, according to documents included with Auburn University’s board of trustees meeting agenda.
The new facility will also include a recruiting space for football and Olympic sports, a new club space for fans and a new press box for the media.
If approved by Auburn’s board of trustees at its Feb. 3 meeting, the project will begin May and end in July 2018.
The facility is part of the Jordan-Hare Improvement initiative the board of trustees adopted in 2015, according a memo from Dan King, associate vice president for facilities.
“Over the last several years, the Athletics Department has been developing plans for improving Jordan-Hare Stadium to enhance the gameday experience for fans, students, and players,” King wrote. “As a result of this detailed planning effort, two of the highest-priority projects for the Stadium are the development of a larger and greatly improved recruiting facility and enhancements to the home team locker room, for gameday support.”
The $28 million cost of the project will be paid for by Auburn University Athletics Department funds.