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Better facilities for UA football a must

Citizen Staff Writer
Wildcat blog

A football-only complex on the north side of Arizona Stadium is a must to reduce overcrowding.

UA is in the process of developing an architectural plan, a budget and a time period for starting a renovation of the stadium.

“We need one,” UA coach Mike Stoops said. “We have outgrown (McKale Center). It has been a very efficient building to be around. We are cramped and our locker room space becomes very difficult.

“It would help out tremendously our ability to recruit.”

Arizona’s offices are located on the southwest side of McKale. All UA sports teams currently share the weight room facility.

The Board of Regents has not approved the project yet, but a UA winning season and bowl game might bring the votes faster.

“I think the program wants to grow, regardless who their coach is,” Stoops said. “I understand the economic part of it is very difficult. You have to invest in a program. It takes everything and everybody. It takes a commitment from all sides to win.”

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