Posted on 27. Jun, 2012 by admin in Iowa Football
By Brendan Stiles
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa athletics department conducted a media tour Wednesday afternoon of the new football practice facility replacing the Bubble, which was deflated last April. The facility is set to be completed by Aug. 21, but the Hawkeyes will be able to begin using it for practices on Aug. 3, which is when the team’s fall camp is slated to begin.
Below are some photos taken during Wednesday’s tour:
The Tigerhawk logo is firmly displayed at one end of the new practice facility.
One of the end zones with the door exiting to the field previously used as part of the Kenyon Practice Facility.
The same turf installed at Kinnick Stadium in 2009 is in place inside the new practice facility, including the end zones being painted black.
One of the 40-yard lines painted on the turf being used in the new practice facility.
The roof of the new practice facility, which will feature lights that can be used on overcast days.
Next to the field is a two-level storage room which includes two stairwells. This stairwell is on the end adjacent to the turf.
The stairwell on the other side of the storage area build next to the field.
The second level of the storage area being used as part of the new practice facility.
An entrance into the practice facility from the old practice field outside.
A ground-level view from behind one of the end zones of the new turf.