Parrish McCall is proud to partner with Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) and the Florida Gators to bring you the James W. "Bill" Heavener Football Training Center. This standalone facility, set to be completed in December 2021, will be built on the former home of Florida Gators baseball, Alfred A. McKethan Stadium, where Parrish McCall started major demolition on Tuesday.
Earning its name from a generous gift from Bill Heavener, a 1970 UF graduate and longtime donor to the University of Florida and the University Athletic Association, this center will serve as a world-class, 140,000 square foot indoor training facility and day-to-day home for Florida football student athletes and staff.
This state-of-the-art training center will include meeting rooms, locker rooms, strength and conditioning areas, training rooms and coaches’ offices, all located adjacent to the practice field, creating maximum efficiency for the team. The front lower quadrant of the building will be used for all University of Florida student athletes and will include a dining hall, lounge and various outdoor activities and amenities.
Stay tuned for more exciting progress updates on this new facility that will play a vital role in Gator football for generations to come.
"This facility itself is going to be a really important part of Gator football going forward. It's an important investment for our present and also our future. We talk about championship experience with integrity and that's a mark of Gator Athletics, and Bill (Heavener) embodies that in every shape and form. It's fitting that this facility is going to help Gator football moving forward for generations to come and will have Bill's name on it." - Scott Stricklin (Excerpt from FloridaGators.com)
For more information, please visit gatorgamechanger.com.
Pictured in photo (top left): The Parrish McCall UAA-53 project team prepares Alfred A. McKethan Stadium for demolition on Tuesday, July 14th. From left to right: Craig Blansett, Matthew Hartley, Chris Shepard, Chad Smith, Brad Dover, Bill Pearson and Mike Turner. Pictured in photo (above): Official rendering of the James W. "Bill" Heavener Football Training Center provided by HOK.