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Virginia Tech honored for award-winning practice facility

Credit: Virginia Tech
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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Virginia Tech has been recognized for the outstanding design of the university's indoor practice facility.

It has been honored with three awards from the Design-Build Institute of America's Mid-Atlantic Region.

  • W.M. Jordan Company received a first place award for building design
  • HKS Sports + Entertainment and the W.M. Jordan Company received the Excellence in Architecture Award
  • Virginia Tech was honored with the Outstanding Owner Award

The facility cost $21.3 million and was finished in the summer of 2015.

It's one the largest of its kind in the nation at 92,000 square feet. It is 210 feet wide and 400 feet long and has synthetic turf.

It also has a video platform that runs the entire length of the field. The head coach also has his own observation deck in the facility, with a door that leads to a deck outside for the observation of the outdoor portion of a practice.

Other sports, such as men's and women's soccer, softball, baseball and lacrosse also use the building for training and conditioning.

The outside of the building has maroon trim and Hokie Stone on the bases of each support column. The entrance resembles that at Lane Stadium.

An award presentation will be held this November in Tyson's Corner, Virginia and the project will be submitted to the National Design-Build awards competition.