Mean Green Athletics breaks ground on new Indoor Practice Facility

Construction on the University of North Texas’ new Indoor Practice Facility kicked-off on September 29 with a ground breaking ceremony held in conjunction with the Mean Green’s game against Louisiana Tech. Project Architect Dane Hawthorne represented the CBRE | Heery sports design team on the big day.

The 94,303 square foot facility for Mean Green Athletics will provide a safe area to train when weather is not conducive for outside practices and will provide conditioned space for afternoon walk-throughs, reducing the stress put on student-athletes between contact practices. Once completed, the facility will also serve as an important recruiting tool for UNT’s program.

CBRE | Heery worked with UNT to design a 94,303 square foot multi-use facility primarily for football with an ancillary use for track & field, soccer, and could be accommodated with additional netting and equipment for other future uses. The project includes an artificial turf practice field and a 3-lane track with runoff for athletes to decelerate after sprinting. Along with storage space, restrooms, and filming / viewing platforms, the facility also includes an entry lobby with team displays and an adjacent alumni/recruiting lounge with soft seating, a kitchenette, and a view to the practice field.