Ohio State Plans $7.8 Million Woody Hayes Athletic Center Renovation, Per Report

By D.J. Byrnes on August 22, 2017 at 1:44 pm
WHAC Renovations in 2014
WHAC renovations in '14

Ohio State donors pumped $19.5 million into the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the football team's training center on Olentangy Road, back in 2007.

Donors splurged another $2.5 million in 2014 to renovate the locker rooms (and add the vaunted water wall).

The college football arms race doesn't sleep, though. As such, Ohio State trustees will vote this week on a plan to put another $7.8 million into the palatial facility.

From the revered Tom Knox of Columbus Business First ($):

The east wing of the Buckeyes’ indoor football practice facility is up for a $7.8 million renovation that would bring a new kitchen and nutrition area, an expanded and renovated lounge, a recovery and rehabilitation space and new football recruiting and development amenities.

A university spokesman told Knox that donor money will fund 90% of the project, with the additional proceeds coming from athletic department operating funds.

If approved, construction would start in March 2018 and end in December.

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