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Northwestern Approves New Sports Facilities On Campus

Northwestern will spend $220 million on a sports activities complex.

EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 8: Northwestern Wildcats fans cheer against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the game at Ryan Field on September 8, 2012 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 8: Northwestern Wildcats fans cheer against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the game at Ryan Field on September 8, 2012 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Northwestern University plans to build a $220 million sports activities complex on campus, according to a report by Comcast Sports Net Chicago:

The on-campus, lakeside complex will include a 2,500-seat multipurpose facility, a diving well, an outdoor practice field for varsity sports, club sports and intramurals, locker rooms, fitness and weight rooms and a 1,200-space parking structure on the north end of campus.

After construction, all of the school’s football activities will be consolidated on the main campus. Currently, the Wildcats practice near Ryan Field, where games will continue to be played.

The plan will include enhanced athletic facilities and increased parking options, according to the news release. The school will begin a fundraising campaign to pay for the upgrades. There is no reported timetable for completion yet.

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