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Purdue announces $60M upgrade to football facilities

Purdue announces $60M upgrade to football facilities
Published On: Wed, Oct 21
Sep 26, 2015; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers quarterback David Blough (11) loses control of the ball during a tackle during the first half of the game at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue announced Wednesday that it plans to upgrade its football training facilities, spending $60 million to improve the Mollenkopf Athletic Center.

President Mitch Daniels and athletic director Morgan Burke will seek approval from the Board of Trustees during its December meeting.

"This is a necessary step," Daniels said Wednesday.

The proposed Purdue Football Performance Complex would add 110,000 square feet to the north side of Mollenkopf, upgrading and centralizing into a single location the various facility needs of the football program. The new three-story complex will combine locker rooms, state-of-the-art workout equipment, coaching offices, film rooms, a player's lounge with study space and team meeting rooms.

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