UConn to start construction on new basketball facility

The school has raised 75 percent of its goal and is ready to start construction.

At long last UConn is ready to start construction on a basketball practice facility, the school announced today. The UConn Foundation has raised 75 percent of the cost of the facility ($24 million out of $32 million) and will seek financing for the rest while it continues to fundraise. The facility is expected to take about 25 months to complete. It recently got a big boost in the form of a $2 million donation from UConn Foundation chair Mark Shenkman and his wife Rosalind, who also gave $2.5 million to have the football facility named after them.

No word yet on who the practice facility will be named after, but UConn is looking at it as a fundraising opportunity, so if you happen to have $10 million burning a hole in your pocket those rights could be all yours.

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