Auburn University is making progress on the construction of a new support facility at Jordan-Hare Stadium, and anticipates completing the project in 2018.
Work is well underway for the project at Jordan Hare Stadium, which will lead to renovated locker rooms along with new fan and media amenities. The facility has been slated to open in the summer of 2018, and Auburn has confirmed that construction remains on schedule.
Construction crews recently celebrated a topping-out ceremony for the support facility, and took the opportunity to note what the addition will ulitmately mean for Jordan-Hare Stadium. More from OANow.com:
The $28 million facility is slated to open summer 2018. The project includes 16,000 square feet of renovations to the existing locker rooms, as well as 44,000 square feet of space for fans and members of the media, according to the school’s facilities management website.
“The first level is the field level, which will have some recruiting space,” [project manager Ben] Sims explained. “Then, you have the main concourse level, you have a club level, and then press levels one and two. So you’ve got a new press box that will be above the bowl.”
Between 50 and 100 people are working on the Game Day Support Facility at any given time, he said. Next week, the crew will begin slab pours, and adding the skin of the building will follow after that.
“This project is very pressed schedule-wise, and we figured it that way,” said Allen Harris, principal owner of Bailey-Harris Construction. “So far, we’re dead on schedule. We’re just praying to have a safe project, done on time, with high quality. That’s our goal.”
The facility will be located in the southwest corner of Jordan-Hare Stadium.