Plans for Alabama Basketball Training & Player Development Facility expansion and renovation announced

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama Athletics has formally proposed a Coleman Coliseum Basketball Training & Player Development Facility Expansion and Renovation, which is pending approval from the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. The Board’s Physical Properties Committee today recommended Stage I and II approval.

The proposed project consists of a 48,000 square-foot expansion on the southeast corner of Coleman Coliseum while renovating approximately 19,000 square feet of existing team space. Within that footprint, men’s and women’s basketball will have their own respective practice facilities and weight rooms along with player development areas for both teams, locker rooms, lounges, film rooms, equipment room, sports medicine spaces and offices.

All projects are subject to approval of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, presidential approval and fundraising success.

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“The Coleman Coliseum Basketball Training & Player Development Facility Expansion and Renovation will have an incredible impact on our basketball programs. We are extremely appreciative of the Board of Trustees, Interim Chancellor Trant and President Bell for consideration and are grateful to our donors who have supported this project. This facility is where our basketball programs will spend the majority of their time, and the project will address immediate, high-priority needs for both teams by creating an optimal space for practice and development.”

– Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne

“As a program, we spend a majority of our time in the practice gym, the weight room and studying film, so the potential for us to have a new and expanded space for our student-athletes to develop is big for our program. We have tremendous support from our administration, which has played a role in our success, and I want to thank the Board of Trustees, Interim Chancellor Trant and President Bell as well as Greg Byrne and Shane Lyons for bringing this forward. I’d also like to thank our donors and fans for all they do for us.”

– Alabama Men’s Basketball Head Coach Nate Oats

“The potential for us to move all of our day-to-day operations to Coleman Coliseum with this new training & player development space is a game-changer for our program, and we appreciate the Board of Trustees, Interim Chancellor Trant and President Bell for the consideration. The vision and belief of Greg Byrne, Dr. Karin Lee and all of our administration continues to be second to none, as is the support of our donors and fans. We are excited to see what’s to come for the future of Alabama Basketball.”

– Alabama Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kristy Curry