Indoor practice facility open for business
On Jan. 25, with the weather demonstrating the need for such a facility, fans and friends gathered to dedicate and tour the new Clemson Football Indoor Practice Facility, an 80,000-square-foot, $10 million structure. Adjacent to the football practice fields and the indoor track facility, it includes a full-sized synthetic turf football field. High above the field, coaches can view practice from a long platform. In order to simulate a gameday experience, there is a fully functional, game-ready scoreboard inside the facility along with four play-clocks and a video board equal to the size of the ones in Memorial Stadium.
It won’t be just the football team that uses the new facility; men’s and women’s soccer will share the strength and conditioning area and training room as well as equipment storage space.
Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich, who was nearly two months into his job at the time, said the hundreds who attended the ceremony demonstrated the passion that was the very reason he came to Clemson.