I came to UAB because of how special I knew it could be. Our program has faced a glaring need from a facilities standpoint that affects practice time, preparation and recruiting success. This facility is going to give our team a tremendous advantage and is a game changer for us in every way.
We need you now more than ever to help write the next chapter of UAB Football. We want to push ourselves to be excellent in everything we do. With your support, we will be prepared for every opponent and have the ability to compete at the highest level.
WIN THE DAY! Go Blazers!
UAB Head Football Coach
CEO Emeritus, Royal Cup Coffee & Tea
Legacy Community Federal Credit Union
UAB's Football Operations Center will be located at the northwest entrance to campus.
The lobby will be an impressive entry point for future student-athletes and include tributes to Blazer greats.
Football-specific weight room
First-floor blueprint of the Football Operations Center
Second-floor blueprint of the Football Operations Center
Aerial footage January 26th, 2017
UAB Football Operations Center
and Legacy Pavilion
UAB broke ground on Aug. 29, 2016, on a new Football Operations Center.
The facility will include a 46,000-square-foot main structure with:
- Office space
- Team meeting and film rooms
- Weight room
- Training facilities
- Locker rooms
The complex will also include practice fields, one of which will be covered by an open-air pavilion.
Expected completion date is July 2017.
Renderings are subject to change
UA Board of Trustees approves final stages of Football Operations CenterJune 17, 2016
Groundbreaking ceremony; UAB plays first of two Green and Gold games in front of 5,000 fansAugust 29, 2016
Construction beginsSeptember 15, 2016
Bulldozers start diggingSeptember 29, 2016
Foundation of Operations Center is laidOctober 5, 2016
UAB plays second Green and Gold gameOctober 20, 2016
Construction begins on practice turf fieldOctober 31, 2016
Construction starts going vertical with the outline of the Football Operations CenterDec. 19, 2016
First practice turf field is completedJanuary 26, 2017
Construction on Legacy Pavilion beginsFebruary 6, 2017
Expected completion dateJuly 2017
For information on naming opportunities email Brad Hardekopf, Associate Athletics Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Naming Opportunity||Commitment Status|
|Indoor Turf Practice Field|
|East Outdoor Practice Field (Turf)|
|Equipment Loading Yard||Committed|
|Student Athlete Lounge|
|Treatment and Taping Room|
|Physical Exam Room|
|Assistant Trainer Office|
|Head Trainer Office|
|Strength and Conditioning Room|
|Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Office|
|Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach Office|
|Coaches Locker Room||Committed|
|Male Staff Locker Room|
|Female Staff Locker Room|
|Equipment and Laundry Room|
|Head Coach Office||Committed|
|Offensive Coordinator Office|
|Defensive Coordinator Office|
|Line Backers Office|
|Running Backs Office|
|Special Teams Office||Committed|
|Tight Ends Office|
|Field Observation Deck|
|Guest Reception Area|
|Video Editing Room|
|Defensive Line Meeting Room|
|Offensive Line Meeting Room|
|Defensive Backs Office|
|Wide Receivers Office||Committed|
|Offensive Line Office|
|Defensive Line Office|
|Player Development Office|
|Team Meeting Room||Committed|
|Special Events Room / Multi-Purpose Room / Study Hall|
|Individual Lockers (120 available)|