Tennessee Tech has already raised over $2.1 million for its new football operations center.
Athletic Director Mark Wilson said majority of the money has came over the past month since the project was announced.
“I am very optimistic,” Wilson said. “I know we will meet the goal of $15 million and to be able to build a state of the art facility for our Tennessee Tech football and Head Coach Dewayne Alexander. A facility that will benefit all the student athletes of Tennessee tech.”
Wilson said preliminary donations are on track with the university’s time line of the project. Wilson said the goal is to get $9 million in the first year.
“On giving Tuesday on that day alone, we had $105,000,” Wilson said. “We continue to receive gifts and commitments on a daily basis. We really appreciate all of our alumni and friends.”
The 40,000 square foot facility will be located next to the current Athletics Performance Center, across the street from the Hooper Eblen Center. It will feature a contemporary team locker room, a theater-style team meeting room as well as individual meeting rooms.
The project is completely donation driven.