Auburn's football facility won't impact recruiting as much as you might think.
The Auburn BOT has approved a $91.9M Football Performance Center. Don't expect the Tigers to start getting more blue-chips because of it.
Last Friday, Auburn University’s Board of Trustees gave final approval to a project that has been a long time coming for the football program.
Auburn is officially moving forward with construction of a football-only facility — the “Football Performance Center” — that comes with a massive price tag of $91.9 million. Auburn football will have a new home close to its current one, taking over the site of the old Hustell Track on Biggio Drive with an operations building, an indoor practice facility and two new outdoor turf fields.
Building a football-only facility has been talked about on the Plains, as Mark Murphy of Inside The Auburn Tigers wrote recently, since Tommy Tuberville was the head coach. Auburn moved into its current athletics facility in 1989. Auburn finally went forward with plans for a replacement building 30 years later, and it has taken more than a year to get to the final approval portion of the process.
Whenever a football facility of this magnitude is b…