The University of Arkansas is moving forward with plans to build three new facilities for the 460 student-athletes on campus.
A basketball practice facility, a student-athlete success center, and a baseball and indoor track training facility are part of the University's Athletic Facilities Master Plan, which was unveiled last October. The plan includes $320 million in facility renovations to help all Razorbacks sports over the next 30 years.
The new football center currently under construction is the first major project from the master plan. The university is now awaiting construction and engineering approval for the next three facilities. Then they will need approval from the Board of Trustees.
Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said, "The basketball and track indoor training facility, student-athlete success center and the baseball and track indoor training facility are essential to the future success of our program."
The university hasn't released a timeline or completion date for the three new facilities, which carry an estimated price tag of $43-$58 million. The projects will be funded entirely by athletic revenues, gifts, and bond proceeds from a future bond issue.