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Vanderbilt’s Football, Basketball Facilities Getting $300M Facelift

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It is about damn time. Right, Vandy fans?

According to Adam Sparks with the Tennessean, Vanderbilt announced on Monday morning that facility upgrades are coming for football and basketball. Those upgrades are going to cost a pretty penny though — $300 million, to be exact.

Anyone who keeps up with Commodore athletics knows that this was much needed. The current facilities are some of the worst in the SEC, which makes it that much harder to compete for high-profile recruits.

According to Sparks, that $300 million will go towards the following:

  • Football Operations Center
  • Expanded McGugin Center
  • Indoor Football Practice Facility
  • Basketball Operations Center
  • Upgraded Stadium Fan Experience

Vanderbilt is always going to have a tough time pulling in recruits because of their academic demands, but there was no reason for them to be this far behind in athletic facilities. Nashville is still a desirable location for many, and it’s still a SEC program.

The new leadership at the university is already making a difference, and fans certainly appreciate that.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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