Auburn breaks ground on new, $92M football facility

Auburn Athletics Performance Center
Auburn dedicates football performance center at groundbreaking ceremony. Photo via Auburn Football Facebook

Auburn Athletics recently broke ground on their largest project in Auburn history. Scheduled for completion in fall 2022, this $92 million football performance center is sure to have a huge impact on students, athletes and recruits.

The facility

Performance Center Rendering
Performance center entrance rendering. Photo via Auburn Football Facebook

Once complete, the 233,400-square-foot Football Performance Center will include two full sized practice fields, an indoor practice facility and a football operations building. This includes amazing new additions, including:

  • A new weight room
  • Locker rooms
  • Recruiting lounges
  • A barbershop
  • Recording studios
  • A flight stimulator
  • Team meeting rooms 
  • And more! 

In addition, the upcoming Football Performance Center will serve as the new home for Auburn’s sports medicine and nutrition department. To top it all off, there will be a large glass atrium highlighting the history of Auburn Football.

The Ceremony

Breaking Ground For Performance Center
Auburn president, athletic director and more break ground for $92M performance center. Photo via Auburn Football Facebook

This month has been an exciting one for the Auburn Family as they watched this project come to life. A formal dedication ceremony was held on August 21st as Auburn University President Jay Gogue, director of athletics Allen Greene, linebacker Owen Pappoe and more had the honor of shoveling ceremonial dirt to make this long-awaited dream become a reality! Greene thanked many donors and organizations such as Tigers Unlimited and Auburn administration and trustees. “We’re going to win championships…and this facility speaks to that,” Greene stated at the ceremony.

What does this mean for Auburn athletics?

Auburn'S Jordan Hare Stadium
Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium, as seen from Auburn’s Horton-Hardgrave Hall. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bama Buzz

This performance center will not only create a new home for Auburn’s student-athletes, but also allow their athletic department to strongly compete with other SEC schools. These athletes spend so much time in these walls, this is sure to create an amazing atmosphere for them to succeed. Not to mention how this will affect recruiting at Auburn University. This facility is crucial to inviting new recruits to the school, allowing Auburn to really step it up when it comes to recruiting.

Keep an eye out for the progress of Auburn’s new football performance center. You don’t want to miss out on this legendary development. War eagle, y’all!

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