Nebraska to unveil plan for $150 million football operations facility

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- The University of Nebraska is expected to announce the planned construction of a new standalone football operations building at a Friday press conference, sources have told 1011 NOW.

The facility is expected to have a price tag of around $150 million, according to one source.

The University is expected to release more information about the plans at a 1:30 p.m. Friday press conference.

University of Nebraska Director of Athletics Bill Moos spoke at a luncheon in Lincoln in late August about the need to stay ahead of the competition when it comes to athletic facilities.

Moos said at the time that plans for a new football operations building were being explored, but there had not yet been any approval to build the facility.

“If we do build one, it will be the very best in the United States,” Moos said.

The University’s Friday press conference comes as Nebraska prepares for a nationally televised game against Ohio State and live broadcast of ESPN College Gameday, giving the University plenty of opportunity to get the word out about their plans.

1011 NOW will plan to provide live coverage of the University’s announcement Friday.