OSU football: Hedge fund hit sets back facility

By Andrea Cohen Published: August 13, 2008
en he grows the fund to a level where we feel comfortable starting a new project, we'll start on the indoor practice facility.”

Holder said he has always thought that level — where he will be comfortable starting a new project — is around $400 million.

The proposed indoor facility, which will be built across Hall of Fame from Boone Pickens Stadium, will include a full-size soccer field and football field. A track straightaway, along with space and features for baseball and softball, including batting cage nets, are planned. A separate indoor tennis facility is scheduled to come later.

The facility, the first in line after the improvements and addition of the West end zone of Boone Pickens Stadium, will be called the Sherman Smith Training Center, in honor of the alumnus who donated $20 million earmarked for the facility.

OSU athletic director Mike Holder said he does not have a new target date. BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN

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