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Statement on proposed athletic practice facility


BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 21, 2012 – In a letter to university President Charles Steger issued yesterday, Vice President Administrative Services Sherwood Wilson recommends accepting the recommendation of an advisory committee not to locate the indoor practice facility in the originally proposed location directly behind the football practice field.

Wilson has directed his staff to “evaluate the options presented by the Committee, as well as any other potential sites that may be appropriate.”

The university does not plan to take action on another recommendation from the committee to place the woods in a conservation easement or give a special designation to the property.

President Steger has accepted both recommendations.

At this time, there is no timetable for the next steps.

Read the Final Report of the Athletic Practice Facility Site Evaluation Committee.