SBD/October 30, 2013/Facilities

Clemson AD Radakovich Plans Facility Upgrades For Football, Basketball

Clemson Univ. AD Dan Radakovich has "begun to virtually remake the face of Clemson athletics with football, basketball, baseball and tennis scheduled for facility facelifts," according to Ed McGranahan of the Columbia STATE. Some of the works "could become evident" as early as the spring of '15. Radakovich said that he was "in the final stage of pulling together concepts for changes to Memorial Stadium, a new football operations center and renovations to Littlejohn Coliseum worthy of HGTV." While Radakovich did not discuss cost estimates for the nine projects, he said that the Clemson Athletic Facilities Trust would "provide the seeds for funding." Clemson's athletics debt has "been limited" to $200M by the state legislature. Radakovich said the school is "way under that statutory limit" at about $25M. McGranahan writes the "biggest project should be" renovating Littlejohn Coliseum, as teams that play in the arena "would be displaced one season." Several separate projects are slated for football, including "a new operations center of between 60,000 and 80,000 square feet adjacent to the indoor facility" (Columbia STATE, 10/30).
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