U of G breaks ground on new football facility

New football facility at U of G is privately funded by Angel Gabriel Foundation.Construction is under way on an $8.5-million facility to upgrade the Gryphon football team’s locker room and offices. The Angel Gabriel Foundation, the charity started by former head football coach Stu Lang and his wife, Kim, is funding the project.

The two-storey structure will adjoin Alumni Stadium near College Avenue. The ground floor will house a 3,300-square-foot, state-of-the-art locker room and a year-round players’ lounge. The second floor will contain meeting rooms for players and coaches, a boardroom, coaches’ offices and a video production room. A rooftop viewing area will be available for football alumni on game days.

Renovations inside Alumni Stadium will also include a new equipment room and a therapy centre, including a hydrotherapy room.

“With the world-class improvements being made to the facilities on our campus, we will continue to be a coveted destination for the top student athletes around the country,” says Scott McRoberts, athletics director.

The new facility is scheduled to open in December 2016.