Penn State football facilities will undergo major changes, as university trustees tapped HOK to design an estimated $69 million in upgrades on Friday.
The proposal that went before the Penn State Board of Trustees on Friday calls for several changes to existing facilities for the football program. The next phases of renovations to the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football Building would be part of that mix, along with upgrades to outdoor practice fields and Holuba Hall.
A trustee committee recommended that HOK handle the design as part of a vote on Thursday, setting it up for full Penn State Board of Trustee approval on Friday. More from PennLive.com:
It took about 10 seconds Friday for the Penn State Board of Trustees to give its nod to an estimated $69 million worth of renovations of the Nittany Lions football facilities.
The project sailed through without a word of comment as the board hired HOK of Philadelphia to design the renovations to the Lasch Football Building, Holuba Hall, which has indoor practice facilities, and the outdoor practice fields.
Work will include expansion of the strength and conditioning facility and upgrades to office and meeting space.
According to a press release issued by Penn State on Thursday, the project is expected to be financed primarily through private donations. Under the current timeline, “the project will tentatively begin early phases this summer, with the completion date to be determined based on fundraising efforts. ” This endeavor is separate from any future plans Penn State could make for renovating football’s Beaver Stadium.
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