Cole Field House at the University of Maryland has just debuted the new Cole Field House practice facility to the public, and the new indoor football facility is quite impressive. For years, Cole Field House was the home of the University of Maryland Terps men's and women's basketball teams, but now basketball is played across campus at the Xfinity Center. The new Cole Field House practice facility is five years in the making, but the facelift on the 61-year-old building seems worth the wait.
Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun was amongst the crowd of university and state officials on hand for the grand opening of the new Cole Field House practice facility which he described as "eye-popping." At the end of the planned project, the new Cole Field House will combine football with medical research and business, and will be one of a kind. No one in attendance would have argued that the project wasn't worth the wait.
"The proposed $155 million project will eventually include a weight room, new offices and two outdoor practice fields for the football team as well as the more than 40,000 square feet dedicated to the Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance, an orthopedic treatment center and the school's Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship."