Construction of indoor practice facility to begin at Harding University

Construction of indoor practice facility to begin at Harding University
New indoor practice facility (Source: Harding Academy)

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) -Harding University announced Monday they’ll soon begin construction on a new indoor football practice facility.

According to a news release, the school plans to name the facility after longtime football coach Ronnie Huckeba and will name it the Huckeba Field House.

The building will be located behind the university’s First Security Stadium.

The project will also include a 77,146 square foot facility, with a 133-yard Hellas turf field, as well as a large lobby, which will include photographs and displays that detail the football program.

The project is funded from private donations provided by the Bison Brotherhood, which consists of former players, alumni, and friends of the Harding football program.

“We’re proud of our athletic facilities but only because they reflect our commitment to excellence,” Head Coach Paul Simmons said. “This building reflects the love of so many former Bisons."

“This facility is a tremendous blessing as it ensures that our young men have every opportunity to maximize their development,” Simmons added. “Even in the worst conditions, we can practice and prepare to compete at the highest level.”

Crews broke ground on construction in July 2018. The facility is expected to be complete by Summer 2019.

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