UAB approves funding for $15 million football facility

Another positive for the resurging UAB football program came through Friday. Just a couple days after signing its first recruiting class after the program got axed a little over a year ago, the university announced funding had been approved for a $15 million football facility on campus.

The 46,000-square foot facility will include updated locker rooms, administrative offices weight rooms and more to allow for the operation of a steady football program. Before being shut down in December 2014, the program never got this kind of support.

“Do the stars need to align a little bit? Yes, but so far they are,” UAB Athletic DirectorMark Ingram said, per Al.com. “We feel great about the design efforts… People are making pledges.”

UAB head coach Bill Clark has weathered the turbulent times, but has a positive view of the future saying, “It’s just confirmation of where we’ve already been headed.”

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