Northwestern Football — The Northwestern Wildcats football program is about to get a sick upgrade. Reports say that the school has received the go-ahead to build a multi-sport athletic facility along Lake Michigan. While this beachfront building will hold several Northwestern activities, the main purpose will be for the football team, something coach Pat Fitzgerald has envisioned since he got to NU.
Apparently a bad 2013 season (5-7 record) was not enough to deter donations for the facility and it is said they have come “pouring in.” Construction is set to begin in early 2015 and this will be a boost in recruiting to say the least.
The originial estimate of $220 million is going to be exceeded, but who cares about numbers, this is going to be pretty awesome way to watch a football game.
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This will no doubt bring fans from all over the Big Ten to check out the water front building, and it can’t come soon enough. Hopefully the football program can remain competitive in the near future when the building is complete. What an experience it will be too watch them battle with Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio State, etc.
So while Pat Fitzgerald will have a nice chip to play with for recruiting, you have to believe that showing high school kids this view and the atmosphere around it, it is going to change the game for the Wildcats, something Fitzgerald certainly knows.
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