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2-year project to build Gophers Athletes Village to begin Oct. 30

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The Gophers will break ground on a new $166 million Athletes Village the day before Halloween.

The Friday, Oct. 30 ceremony at the Bierman Complex will be the official start of a construction project that will start and finish in an approximate two-year period.

Gophers Athletes Village will feature a 60,000-square-foot Center for Excellence, which will be the home for an academic center, nutrition center and leadership center. Every Gopher student-athlete can use it.

The Village will include a new practice facility for men's and women's basketball and another for football. The Gibson-Nagurski and Bierman buildings will also receive renovations.

“Getting the Athletes Village project to this point, from a vision for the future of Gopher Athletics to a reality that will take shape over the next two years, demanded countless hours of work from a great number of people,” Interim Director of Athletics Beth Goetz said in a statement. ”

Click here to see renderings of the Village.

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