NEWPORT, R.I. ― Roughly 20 months after the first renderings of the USF Football Center were released to the public, a ground-breaking for the ambitious project still hasn’t formally been set.
But on Tuesday, fans were put on a shovel alert of sorts.
The projected price tag for the center remains around $40 million.
“Realistically, we’re focused on trying to make it happen in the spring,” Kelly said during the American Athletic Conference media days in Newport. “Maybe it’s around the spring game or something.”
The center would include a football-centric complex (coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, players’ lounge, weight room, etc.) and indoor practice facility that could be used by other sports.
Kelly added the school remains committed to building it all at once instead of constructing it in phases.
“We really are, because it’s kind of a connected (project),” Kelly said.
“It truly is a football center. I mean, the (indoor facility) is a portion of it, but people I think so easily say just say it’s an indoor practice facility.”
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