Miami Hurricanes football set to reveal indoor practice facility details

The end zone of one of the practice fields at Greentree. (Matt Porter)

The end zone of one of the practice fields at Greentree. (Matt Porter)

The wait is over. The announcement is coming.

Miami will reveal publicly plans for an on-campus indoor football practice facility on Friday, Sept. 23, a source with knowledge of the matter told The Post on Sunday morning. The timing coincides with the Hurricanes’ bye week.

If the party is anything like Miami’s Adidas uniform unveiling at Club LIV last July, those involved will have a good time.

The project will cost an estimated $28 million and is slated to open in 2018. According to those who have seen the plans — coaches, players, high-ranking boosters, at least one reporter and naturally, prospective recruits — the facility will cover the existing turf sections of Greentree Practice Fields, which are 50 and 85 yards long. It will include expanded meeting and office spaces, weight room and training facilities.

Athletics Director Blake James could not be reached for comment.

UM is one of the only major college football programs without a place to practice indoors. The construction of an indoor facility has been a top priority of James’ for several years. Soon after coach Mark Richt arrived Dec. 4, he began publicly campaigning for one. He later pledged $1 million of his own money toward the project.


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