ATHENS — The UGA athletic board has scheduled a “special meeting” for Monday at 2:30 p.m., and the topic is the school’s long-awaited indoor practice facility, according to a source.
The meeting, which will be held via teleconference, was just added to the school’s master calendar on Monday.
The board will be asked to give final approval for the building of the facility, according to the source. It wasn’t known yet what other details – such as cost and when construction will begin – will be filled in on Monday.
It is known that the facility will be built on the football team’s existing upper turf fields, either as an addition to the existing Butts-Mehre facility, or replacing some of it.
Athletics director Greg McGarity has said that the building will not be ready for the 2016 season, because ground and soil work will take too long. McGarity could not be immediately reached for comment on Monday.