Wake Forest announces $20 million gift, plans to build new football facility
Wake Forest intends to build a brand new football facility in the coming years, the program announced on Friday afternoon.
The Demon Deacons are planning to use a $20 million donation from alum Bob McCreary to launch a fundraising drive to build the facility. It will be named the McCreary Football Complex and is expected to cost approximately $38 million.
“This is about creating a home for the football players,” McCreary said in a press release. “For these young men to be together and to share thoughts and ideas after a practice or a game is important. That is how you build relationships.”
The project will be fully funded using private donations, per the release. Wake Forest has already raised $30 of the needed $38 million for the complex.
The complex is expected to include locker space, training rooms, a player lounge, an equipment center a multi-purpose space that will include seating for team meals and other events.
Wake Forest says McCreary has now donated nearly $55 million in total.
“While we are extraordinarily grateful for his financial support, Bob’s leadership role throughout the broader University community continues to inspire generations of Demon Deacons,” Wake Forest athletic director John Currie said in a statement. “In line with our vision of being a model intercollegiate athletics program, Bob himself models the limitless aspirations of our students and University community.”