Colorado Looks to Upgrade Facilities

February 21, 2013
Folsom Field and the Buffaloes' football facilities may get a huge facelift

Folsom Field and the Buffaloes’ football facilities may get a huge facelift

Long are the days of national championship runs at the University of Colorado, but AD Mike Bohn thinks investing $170 million in the Buffaloes’ football facilities might change all that.  The University of Colorado unveiled a vigorous plan to upgrade its football facilities to draw-in the best student-athletes while staying competitive within the Pac-12.  According to Bohn, the upgrade “will position us to attract the best student-athletes in the nation. It will improve the performance of our student-athletes on the field and in the classroom, and it will enhance our fan experience.”

Some highlights of the plan include a new academic center, an expanded Dal Ward Athletic Center, a permanent indoor practice facility, and a redeveloped west-side stands of Folsom Field.

This is a bold move and huge financial risk for a team who has, as of late, yet to find success on the field. Since 2009, the Buffaloes have a disappointing record of 12-37 and finished the 2012 season with a paltry 1-11 mark.  The question remains, if Colorado invests heavily in the football arms-race will it pay dividends at season’s end?

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