Fans react to Auburn football’s new $91 million facility

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Auburn football’s new standalone facility will reportedly cost over $90 million, and Tiger fans have mixed opinions about the project.

The Football Performance Center is set to cover 12.5 acres on Biggio Drive at the former location of the Hutsell Track, Tom Green reports. breaks down what will be house in the new, multi-million dollar facility:

"The project will house Auburn’s football operations building, a new indoor practice facility and two natural turf practice fields. It will include a new weight room, locker room for players, a players lounge, barbershop, two recording studios, a flight simulator and team meeting rooms while also being home to the program’s sports medicine and nutrition offices, football administration offices, equipment rooms and laundry."

The project is up for approval by the board of trustees on February 15. Here is a look at renderings of the new facility.

The mixed opinions being shared by fans online range between those outraged at the high price tag, those in favor of the recruiting advantages brought on by the new facility, and those who believe the cost is justified because college athletes are not paid.

Here are some reactions:

One Twitter user poked fun at the luxurious amenities included in Auburn football’s new performance center:

The project will reportedly be funded by university bonds and funds from Auburn’s athletic department. While the price tag may be slightly outrageous, the state of the art facility will hopefully encourage more top prospects to join the Tigers and elevate the Auburn football program in Bryan Harsin’s first year as head coach.

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