On Friday afternoon, the Penn State Board of Trustees approved an estimated $69 million project that would renovate the Lasch Buidling, Holuba Hall and the outdoor practice fields. On Thursday, the Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance recommended hiring HOK of Philadelphia to design the project.
The project is privately funded and will include leveling of the field to allow a rotation of the turf. Permanent filming platforms and an outdoor training hill will also be built, which I am sure the players will love.
Inside the building, the staff offices, meeting rooms, and an expanded strength and conditioning facility. These upgrades follow other renovations within the building, including a new player's locker room completed over the last three years.
In a press release by Penn State, head coach James Franklin said, “The renovations already completed in Lasch Building have played a critical role in helping develop our student-athletes and build one of the top football programs in the nation. To sustain and strengthen our successes, we need to keep investing to give our students and staff all the tools they need for us to win at the very highest level, on and off the field.”