AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The Minutemen are excited, this will be their first year at least partly back playing at home at McGuirk stadium since 2011.
They’ll play three games at McGuirk and three more in Foxboro. They just built a brand new, state of the art football performance training center for the team. It’s was a $35 million dollar project.
The new facility has a state of the art work out room, a sports medicine center with hot and cold submersion tubs. One even has a built in treadmill. Also in the facility, a new locker room and meeting space.
UMass Athletic Director John McCutcheon told 22News the new facility only makes them happier to be home, “It’s been two years away. It seemed like a lot longer than that. We knew when we made the transition that we had to go away for a few years to bring it up to FBS level but we sure are looking forward to coming back on campus.”
UMass say’s they’ll be playing in the mid-Atlantic conference for the next two seasons and then will be independent and exploring their options.