Not only is the Miami Hurricanes football team off to a promising 3-0 start this season while outscoring opponents 153 to 23, but they just received excellent news regarding the status of their much-needed indoor practice facility.
Billionaire developer Jeffrey Soffer and his family have stepped up as the lead donors, agreeing to contribute roughly $15 million to the $30-million project, according to the Miami Herald.
The Soffers owns majority interest in Fontainebleau Miami Beach and a big stake in Aventura Mall, among their involvement in other developments. They join first-year Canes coach Mark Richt, who has agreed to throw in $1 million.
Aiming to be completed in 2018, the facility would help even the playing field for Miami, with most other big-time programs touting indoor practice facilities. It’s especially important in Coral Gables because of the amount of practice time missed due to rain and lighting.
The news coincides with the leak of some snazzy new throwback uniforms for the Canes, which are expected to be worn during select games in October.