When it comes to recruiting, Virginia Tech’s athletics department is taking an “if we build it, they will come” approach, with plans to construct a new $20 million indoor practice facility for its football and other sports teams near Lane Stadium on the university campus.
The Hokies have the third-longest college bowl game streak in the country, and have sold out every game since 1998. However, they have yet to win a national championship. The athletics department hopes a state-of-the-art facility nearer to the football stadium could help change that.
There’s only one problem: A densely wooded area chock full of old-growth trees, some older than the United States itself, is in the way.
As a VT alum, and football season ticket holder, I’m rooting for the trees.