Ball State approves $15 million for indoor practice facility

This artist's rendering provided by Ball State University shows a $15 million indoor practice facility approved Friday, May 3, 2019.
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MUNCIE, Ind. (WTHR) - The Ball State Board of Trustees approved $15 million to build an indoor athletic practice facility.

"Serving as critical practice space for football, softball, baseball, and soccer during inclement weather, it will immediately impact the competitive experience of Ball State's student-athletes," said Director of Athletics, Beth Goetz.

The 84,000 square-foot facility will feature a field-turf surface measuring 360' x 160' and regulation-sized competition field with a ceiling height of 65 feet.

Retractable netting, batting cages, and storage also will provide the necessary amenities for teams to conduct training.

"This is a big day in the history of Ball State football and Ball State University," said Head Coach Mike Neu.

"I am grateful to the University leadership that recognized the need for this project and for their work to accomplish it," Neu added.

Ball State University indoor practice facility
This artist's rendering provided by Ball State University shows a $15 million indoor practice facility approved Friday, May 3, 2019.