University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center

The 107,650 sf Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center adjoins the south end of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Irwin Indoor Practice Facility. The facility features new and expanded strength and conditioning and sports medicine space, coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, player development areas, locker rooms, and other areas for recruiting and prospect hosting. The new complex is the largest in the Big Ten Conference, and provides world-class player amenities to support recruiting efforts and a successful football program.

Teamed with Turner-Clayco, Cotter provided project management for this complex multi-phased project.

Urbana-Champaign, Illinois



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When you see genuine excitement, that's pretty neat to watch. Every player on our football team, of course, was really excited.

Lovie Smith

Head Football Coach, UIUC

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