NC State Eyes Football Boost With Indoor Facility

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren says the project to build an indoor practice facility will help the football program "immensely."

The school held a dedication ceremony Tuesday at the off-campus site, located in a parking lot next to Carter-Finley Stadium and the practice fields. The indoor facility will cost $14 million, and will have a 120-yard football field with a roof high enough for kicking drills.

The facility, a long-awaited addition for the football program, is scheduled for completion in the spring. Doeren calls it the final piece in creating "one of the most complete setups in the country" for football.

It will also have sprint lanes and jumping areas for the track programs. Athletic director Debbie Yow says soccer, baseball and softball programs will also use the facility.