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UM Regents OK $14.8M football performance center

The Detroit News
A statue of Bo Schembechler stands near the entrance of Schembechler Hall.

The University of Michigan Regents on Thursday approved a $14.8 million football performance center that will be built in Schembechler Hall on UM’s Ann Arbor campus.

The project includes about 24,000 square feet of existing space in Schembechler Hall will be renovated, with construction of an additional 8,000 square feet of new space.

The project, which will enhance athletic medicine, rehabilitation, wellness and nutrition for the football program, will be paid for by athletic department resources.

Architectural company Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates will design the project.

Schembechler Hall was built in 1990 and includes the Towsley Family Michigan Football Museum.

In February, the Board of Regents approved plans to renovate Oosterbaan Field House, which includes replacement of the roof, lighting and HVAC systems, as well as a re-purposing of part of the field house for an expanded football performance area.