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UCF plans additional amenities at American football stadium

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has revealed plans to construct a resort-style lazy river and mini-golf course near to its Bright House Networks Stadium, as part of a $25m (€23.7m/£20.5m) expansion project.

According to plans revealed on the UCF website, the amenities will be placed in the ‘Recovery Cove’ section of the area surrounding the stadium.

The UCF said that the Recovery Cove has been designed to focus on the health of student-athletes, but could be opened for use by other students and fans at home matches.

Other improvements featured in the project include $5m in enhancements to the Athletics Village, an investment of $2m into football operations and athletics, a commitment of $2m to improving the John Euliano Park baseball facility, as well as a $1m spend on the Garvey Center to help improve student nutrition.

Danny White, director of athletics at the UCF, said: “The facilities vision is something we’ve worked on for the last several months. We’re excited with how it positions us regionally and nationally in college athletics.

“We think our niche is phenomenal weather – we’ve got a beautiful campus and this awesome recruiting base here in Central Florida. We’re really trying to accentuate all those things and create what we feel will be an athletics village that’s as good as anyone’s is in the country.”