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NC State dedicates new Close-King Indoor Practice Facility

Posted August 12

A ceremony to dedicate the Wolfpack’s new state-of-the-art indoor practice facility was held on the construction site adjacent to Carter-Finley Stadium Tuesday. The facility will benefit football, track and field, and other field sports, and is scheduled for completion next spring.

The ceremony featured remarks from Chancellor Randy Woodson, Director of Athletics Debbie Yow, head football coach Dave Doeren and Executive Director of the Wolfpack Club, Bobby Purcell.

It was announced that the facility will be named the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility in honor of NC State alums Derick S. Close (’82) and James S. King (’62), who donated the lead gifts for the project. Close and King currently serve on the Wolfpack Club Board of Directors, while King is a past president of that board. Close previously served as chairman of the Goal Line Drive Campaign that raised funds for the Murphy Center and the South End Zone project. King served on the Construction Oversight Committee that help facilitate the construction of the Murphy Center, Vaughn Towers and the North End Zone addition.

“Derick Close and Jim King have been great leaders and contributors to NC State Athletics for decades,” said Purcell. “Their generosity has provided scholarship opportunities for countless student-athletes and now their generosity is helping make this new Indoor Practice Facility a reality.”

Those individuals, along with the 2014 football team’s 27-member Leadership Council, participated in the ceremonial “official dig.”

The privately-funded $17.2 million facility will boast a full, 120-yard football field with a roof height sufficient for kicking game and suspended goal posts. There will be additional training and conditioning space beyond both end zones and four sprint lanes down the full length of the field.

Other features include an in-ground and above-ground pads for long jump, triple jump, high jump and other track events, end zone and 50-yardline viewing platforms, clerestory windows and glass roll-up doors to allow natural daylight, a complete sound system, and support areas for equipment, strength and conditioning and sports medicine.

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  • jmcdow2792 Aug 13, 4:26 p.m.

    The two NC flagship institutions have built a $22 million athletic center and a $17 million... View More

    — Posted by uBnice

    you do understand that the dollars generated by athletics at the two schools help fund academic... View More

    — Posted by sportznutv2.11

    I don't quite understand what you mean by "at a high level".

    This is from an article regarding... View More

    — Posted by uBnice

    The number quoted works out to less than $4M per school. One big football game with 50K tickets at $50 is $2.5M on the gate alone.

  • Toddler10-21 Aug 13, 12:35 p.m.

    Can some schools that really need it get any of these Donations? St. Aug's, Shaw??

  • uBnice Aug 13, 11:24 a.m.

    The two NC flagship institutions have built a $22 million athletic center and a $17 million... View More

    — Posted by uBnice

    you do understand that the dollars generated by athletics at the two schools help fund academic... View More

    — Posted by sportznutv2.11

    I don't quite understand what you mean by "at a high level".

    This is from an article regarding students fees for these ever expanding sports programs:

    "Students were charged more than $795 million to support sports programs at 222 Division I public schools during the 2008-09 school year, according to an analysis of thousands of pages of financial documents. Adjusting for inflation, that's an 18% jump since 2005, making athletics funding at public schools a key force in the rapidly escalating cost of higher education."

  • sportznutv2.11 Aug 13, 10:10 a.m.

    The two NC flagship institutions have built a $22 million athletic center and a $17 million... View More

    — Posted by uBnice

    you do understand that the dollars generated by athletics at the two schools help fund academic scholarships and departments at a very high level -

  • jmcdow2792 Aug 13, 5:50 a.m.

    I am glad that State and other schools can have these types of facilities. However, I still believe that attracting the fans is the more important move. More seating at CF and more fans will produce the revenue for these types of facilities.

  • uBnice Aug 13, 3:32 a.m.

    The two NC flagship institutions have built a $22 million athletic center and a $17 million practice facility. $39 million. All donated money. But the respective schools are scrapped for money for academics. Something is wrong with our priorities.

    This is where athletics claims independence from the Universities. They can make and spend money as they please.

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