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Major gift upgrades Rutgers Football practice facilities

Rutgers University

As part of their lead gift to the R B1G Build campaign, the donation from Jeff and Amy Towers will be dedicated to upgrading the practice facilities for football.

“We are very grateful to the Towers family for their tremendous support of Rutgers Athletics and our football program,” said Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs. “Their gift will dramatically improve the quality of our practice facility. It will also be a great asset as we recruit the nation’s best and continue to make strides towards building Rutgers into a championship contender in the Big Ten.”

Upon his arrival last winter, head coach Chris Ash stated the need to bring facilities up to Big Ten standards. The practice fields, while not on most peoples’ minds, were a part of that wish list.

“This practice complex will be one of the best in college football,” said Rutgers head football coach Chris Ash. “This new facility will help with player safety, player development and our efforts in recruiting. These improvements demonstrate Rutgers’ commitment to building a first-class football program in the best conference in the country.”

New football goal posts and two permanent film towers will be constructed in the complex along with a new video board, two scoreboards and six game clocks. A 3,000 square foot storage unit, new maintenance equipment and permanent restrooms are also included in the upgrades.

Also included will be new irrigation and drainage systems for the site, along with a new entry to the area.

If you go to the link in the above Tweet you can access the tour.