USA Football Practice Facility Collapses

Jul 25, 2017

Drone footage of University of South Alabama facility after collapse
Credit WKRG-TV

A new football practice facility at the University of South Alabama has collapsed during construction, according to school officials.

South Alabama athletic director Joel Erdmann says there weren’t any injuries after the Jaguar Training Center collapsed Saturday afternoon. He says the facility was currently under construction.

School spokesman Bob Lowry released a statement saying the facility fell within the construction limits of the site and says no workers were present in the area at the time.

Officials say the cause of the collapse has not yet been determined. The school athletic staff hoped to open the facility by late this season. The facility was expected to include a full indoor football field with a 65-foot interior height with regulation goal posts at each end to allow for full practice drills in the fall.

The South Alabama Jaguars open their football season September 2 against Ole Miss.