Friday June 17th, 2016

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UAB has received approval from the University of Alabama Board of Trustees to build a new football stadium, the school announced.

The proposed $22 million, 46,000 square foot football building that includes a covered practice field was introduced on Friday. The building will house offices, meeting and film rooms, locker rooms, weights and more. 

Legacy Community Federal Credit Union will be the title sponsor, signing a 20-year, $4.2 million naming rights agreement to support construction.

“The impact this generous sponsorship has already had and will have on our program cannot be overstated,” head coach Bill Clark said in a statement. “It allowed us to expand the scope of the project to build the facility we need, and it will greatly accelerate our competitiveness on the field and on the recruiting trail. We will be proud to practice every day under the Legacy name, which will serve as a reminder that we are fighting for a community that is behind us.”

The facility breaks ground this summer and is expected to be ready for when the team rejoins Conference USA in 2017.

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