The arms race that is facility building continues on in college football. On Friday, the University of Missouri curators approved a request by the Columbia campus to build a new indoor football facility for the Tigers.
According to the AP report, the new football facility would be attached to the west side of the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex. The football team’s current indoor practice space at Devine Pavilion would still be used by other university teams.
Missouri submitted the request, along with one for a new softball diamond as part of an overall master plan for the campus, all of which were approved by the curators. It helped that the projects were supported by both university system President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.
It’s fitting timing for the Tigers football program, as they are in the third year of membership in the SEC. Additionally, the Tigers won the SEC East this past season, losing out to Auburn in the championship game.
Upping the facilities is always a selling point on the recruiting trail, and given the rough and tumble nature of SEC recruiting, having top of the line facilities is a must.