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Northwestern’s new practice facility is so nice it’s almost unfair

Generally if something costs over $200 million to build chances are it's going to be pretty nice. But Northwestern University's new practice facility is so nice that it's almost unfair.

Behold, the Wildcats' new $265 million (to be exact) Ryan Fieldhouse. And yes, it was built right next to Lake Michigan:

Ridiculous. The 460,000-square foot facility isn't fully open yet, just the football field for now, but the remainder of the facility will open this summer. According to The Daily Northwestern, there's still some work to do yet, like fixing a faulty fire alarm. But it's not the worst place to start spring practice, and it goes to show what coach Pat Fitzgerald has built at his Alma Mater over the past 12 years, compiling a record of 87-65 and taking Northwestern to eight bowl games, including three wins in their last four trips. With a practice facility like this, one that should attract plenty of recruits, there will be many more bowl games to come.