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Watch now: Illinois State AD Kyle Brennan says indoor practice facility progressing – The Pantagraph



Participating in the April 9 ceremonial groundbreaking for Illinois State’s Indoor Practice Facility were (from left) Board of Trustees member Robert Navarro, vice president for university advancement Pat Vickerman, university president Terri Goss Kinzy, director of athletics Kyle Brennan, donor and former ISU football player BJ Bello and donor Dee Miller. At far right are former ISU player Jarel Miller and donor Sheila Marshall-Miller.


Randy Reinhardt



NORMAL — Illinois State held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new Indoor Practice Facility on April 9.

More than three months later, that ground on the Redbirds football team practice field north of Horton Field House remains undisturbed.

Yet Illinois State director of athletics Kyle Brennan points to the recent installation of a construction fence and trailer in an adjacent parking lot as a sign that the project is progressing.



A construction fence and trailer have been placed in the parking lot just east of where Illinois State’s Indoor Practice Facility will be built.


Randy Reinhardt



“Would I have liked it done sooner? Absolutely,” Brennan said earlier this week. “The timeline on this project is going to be difficult to nail down. We’re dealing with the hand we’ve been dealt with the economy and inflation, labor shortages and supply chain issues. We’re trying to pull all those together to get it done as quickly as we can.”

Brennan expects dirt to be moved on the site of the $11.5 million facility in the next four weeks. The heated, dual-membrane fabric air dome will feature a 100-yard practice field with runoff areas and artificial turf to match the surface at Hancock Stadium.



Construction near Horton Field House and Hancock Stadium.




“The plan is still to have it open for the spring for our student-athletes,” said Brennan. “Not when they get back in January, but more February or March right now. I want to have it before football starts spring ball. Those first few weeks in spring ball sometimes are pretty tough (weather wise).”

Brennan insisted the delay …….

Source: https://pantagraph.com/sports/college/illinois-state/watch-now-isu-ad-kyle-brennan-says-indoor-practice-facility-progressing/article_64011dea-0855-11ed-8b93-77e3ce2ee473.html

Participating in the April 9 ceremonial groundbreaking for Illinois State’s Indoor Practice Facility were (from left) Board of Trustees member Robert Navarro, vice president for university advancement Pat Vickerman, university president Terri Goss Kinzy, director of athletics Kyle Brennan, donor and former ISU football player BJ Bello and donor Dee Miller. At far ri…….

Participating in the April 9 ceremonial groundbreaking for Illinois State’s Indoor Practice Facility were (from left) Board of Trustees member Robert Navarro, vice president for university advancement Pat Vickerman, university president Terri Goss Kinzy, director of athletics Kyle Brennan, donor and former ISU football player BJ Bello and donor Dee Miller. At far ri…….

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