Indoor practice facility on the way?

ATHENS – Georgia head coach Mark Richt is "as encouraged as I've ever been" about the prospect of an indoor practice facility.

"Hopefully, it will be sooner than we all think," he said Thursday after the No. 21 Bulldogs held their final practice of the week.

Athletics director Damon Evans addressed the issue of building an indoor facility Wednesday at the quarterly meeting of the UGA Athletic Association board of directors, but he didn't suggest the project was imminent.

"We are in the exploratory phase, right at the beginning," Evans said. "Our goal is to do what is most appropriate for our football program to allow us to compete at the highest level."

Evans hopes to present the board a list of football facility priorities at its winter meeting, he said. Richt thinks the indoor facility will be built at the same time Butts-Mehre is expanded, he said. Richt doesn't know an exact timeline but thinks it will be in the "very near future," he said.

Georgia will have to raise funds to build an indoor facility if it happens, Evans said.

"I'll be ready, willing and able (to raise money)," Richt said. "I'll be excited about doing whatever it takes."

DawgPost.com Recommended Stories


  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next


Tweets