UNT Athletics Department received a $5.5 million donation for the Lovelace & McNatt Families Practice Facility, the indoor facility is projected to open by mid-October, and will support various sports teams’ year-round.
The UNT Athletics Department is growing and the indoor facility reflects this as it was “the first and really most important thing to knock off right away because it can have such tangible impact right away,” said Chief Operating Officer, Hank Dickenson. The indoor facility will help athletes keep a consistent practice schedule as inclement weather will no longer slow them down.
The practice facility is part of the initial phase of the Light The Tower Master Plan, and is located off South Bonnie Brae Street near the Athletic Center and the Victory Hall dorm. The facility is complete with a full size football field and track running lanes. The facility will provide flexibility for other events as well with features such as elevated photography, and videography platforms, a lobby, restrooms and an entertainment lounge.