A renovation plan for Penn State’s football facilities has been approved by the university’s Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning, according to a report from PennLive.com.
The approval for the $69 million multi-phased renovation project came on Thursday and an approval vote from the full Board of Trustees is scheduled for Friday. If approved, the renovation is planned to begin this summer.
Renovations will come to the Lasch Building, outdoor practice fields, Holuba Hall and indoor turf practice space. There is no completion date set at this time, according to the report.
PennLive.com is reporting that most of project will be funded by private donations.
“This phase of the Lasch renovations will include an expansion of the strength and conditioning facility and upgrades to the coaches’ offices and meeting rooms used by coaches, staff and student-athletes.
“The Lasch outdoor practice fields project will include leveling the grass fields to eliminate the existing slope, providing a full rotation of natural turf to accommodate multiple orientations of the fields, and providing permanent filming platforms, as well as an outdoor training hill.”
HOK of Philadelphia, a firm that specializes in architecture, engineering, and planning has been approved to design the upgrades and renovations.