UConn Football Builds Top Indoor Practice Facility

Burton Family Football Complex, University of Connecticut


College football teams take practice rather seriously. So serious that the idea of practicing in open fields and open weather conditions is now considered ridiculous. The top college football programs in the country are building massive indoor practice facilities, and UConn is no exception.

The Burton Family Football Complex serves as the on-campus home of UConn football and complements Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

This 165,000-SF indoor practice facility was the first of its kind in the United States and the UConn’s first LEED Certified facility.

Serving a major role as a recruiting tool for student-athletes and an icon for the University’s ambitious Division 1A football program, this world-class facility presents a unique image within the campus context while meeting the very specific technical requirements of an athletics-training center.

The facility include an indoor 100-yard football practice field, strength and conditioning facilities, locker facilities for athletes and coaches, meeting rooms, sports medicine facility and clinic, academic resources area, classrooms and meeting rooms, taping and broadcast facilities and a press briefing room.


JCJ Architecture in association with HOK Sport+Venue (now Populous)

Size / Cost

165,000 SF / $57.9 million