Georgia Southern breaks ground on $10 million football center - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Georgia Southern breaks ground on $10 million football center

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:57:34 GMT
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
  • Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:52:00 GMT
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
  • Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:46:45 GMT
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>

With information from Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University leaders broke ground in the east end zone of Allen E. Paulson Stadium Wednesday morning for the $10 million Football Operations Center (FOC) and the construction of 6,200 additional seats.

The 50,000 square foot Football Operations Center, which is privately funded, will have many state-of-the-art features and facilities including offices for the football coaches, locker rooms, workout facilities, meeting space and a Hall of Fame exhibit to showcase the rich history of the Eagles and the team's legendary players.

"Today marks a new timeline in the journey for Georgia Southern athletics," said Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein. "The Football Operations Center will house everything we need for our football program to be successful. The impact of these projects will be tremendous, and it's happening because of the kind gifts of Eagle fans and the votes of our students."

Last year, Georgia Southern students voted to pay a $75 fee to fund a move to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and a $25 fee for stadium expansion. The team will also move to the Sun Belt Conference. The 1,100 seats to be added to the lower level of Paulson Stadium could be available this season, and more than 4,000 seats in an upper deck will be added to the north stands by 2014.

Learn more about Georgia Southern's stadium improvement plans, the move to the FBS and the Sun Belt by visiting www.georgiasouthern.edu/journey.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow