Construction officially underway on Illinois' new Football Performance Center
It doesn’t look like much now, but soon enough a small section of the acreage on the University of Illinois’ campus will be home to a brand new Football Performance Center.
Construction officially got underway on the new building Monday, though the ground has barely been touched. It’s a baby step towards building one of the top football facilities in the B1G, according to Illini athletic director Josh Whitman.
On Monday, Whitman tweeted out two photos of the ground where the Football performance Center will stand. Along with the pictures, Whitman added the message, “Construction is officially underway! Not much to see now, but the new Football Performance Center, scheduled to open Summer 2019, will be one of the nation’s best! The journey continues!
@IlliniFootball construction is officially underway! Not much to see now, but the new Football Performance Center, scheduled to open Summer 2019, will be one of the nation’s best! The journey continues! 🔶🔷🏈 pic.twitter.com/C208QPLjtm
— Josh Whitman (@IlliniAD) December 18, 2017
Illinois announced that it would be building a Football Performance Center earlier in the year and would raise money as part of a “With Illinois” campaign that had a goal of bringing in $300 million for the University.
The Football Performance Center is expected to cost around $79.2 million. Renderings of the new facility were released in late October.
— Illini Football (@IlliniFootball) October 30, 2017
Construction wasn’t expected to begin until the new year, but it appears things started a few weeks ahead of schedule.
There is no specified date for the Football Performance Center to be completed at this time.