UM announces plan for $14 million dollar indoor football facility

UM announces plan for $14 million dollar indoor football facility

The University of Miami on Friday announced plans to build an indoor football practice facility at a cost of $34 million and a Soffer family donation covering about 40 percent of the cost, the largest ever pledged to the UM athletic department.

Billionaire developer Jeffrey Soffer and his family pledged to donate $14 million to the indoor football facility development, which will be named after his mother Carol Soffer. Jeffrey Soffer and his sister Jackie lead Aventura-based real estate development firm Turnberry Associates.

The Carol Soffer Football Indoor Practice Facility will have an 81,800-square-foot practice field and a 20,000-square-foot, mezzanine-level football operations center with offices for coaches, a team meeting room and recruiting suite.

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