Tuesday, December 2, 2008

App moves practice indoors

It's snowing again in Boone this morning, a dusting that is adding to the several inches the town received Sunday night. No problem for Appalachian State's football team, which now has an indoor practice facility, something that even the Panthers don't have.

Appalachian's big aluminum building was completed in October of 2007 as part of a $50 million athletics upgrade, built on the site of the former baseball field. It includes an 80-yard long, FieldTurf articificial surface. When it rains or snows -- like today -- the Mountaineers slip inside and get their work done. They are preparing for their FCS second-round playoff game with Richmond Saturday at noon in Kidd Brewer Stadium. In relative comfort.

-- Stan Olson

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure I could have made it today without this information.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the Tommy Sofield Family for donating that building.

Anonymous said...

Oh thank goodness. I would never have gotten to sleep tonight if I hadn't known this.

Matthew said...

Wow there is a good bit o' sarcasm on the comment board! Ha. I actually didn't know this, and I'm an Appalachian fan, so I found this informative and appealing. Thank you for this blog entry.