Auburn has ‘lofty plans’ to improve facilities

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The Auburn Tigers are looking into improving the team’s facilities and there are apparently some “lofty plans” for the upgrades, according to 247 Sports.

Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs sent a letter to school donors which outlined “lofty plans for improving facilities to assure the highest competitiveness in the toughest conference in college.”

The total cost of outlined improvements would be $200 million and it would be scheduled to go in two separate phases.

“While more than $140 million has been invested in our athletic buildings over the past decade, we must continue to advance our competition and practice spaces for our athletes,” Jacobs wrote. “To determine the feasibility of these projects, Auburn athletics is seeking the advice and counsel of its supporters and community leaders whose opinions we value. We hope that you will participate in a preliminary study.

“Our goal is to build and maintain first-class facilities for our students and fans. Our goal is to have our student-athletes in position to win championships every year.”

$75 million would be used to improve Jordan-Hare Stadium, while $25 million would go to a state of the art medical facility, $10 million for a student-athlete development center and an additional $30 million for a football operations building.

While a majority of the $200 million projection benefits the football team, there is also money budgeted for volleyball, the equestrian team, track and field, swimming and diving and more.

With a number of top universities throughout the countries upgrading their facilities, it would be wise of Auburn to follow suit so they can stay on pace with the other programs in the talent-rich SEC.

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