East Central Community College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on its new Warrior Hall football operations center at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at the construction site on the campus in Decatur.
The estimated $2.6 million, 12,300-square-foot facility will be located just outside the north end zone of Warrior Field at Bailey Stadium.
ECCC Board Chair Dr. Jimmy Hollingsworth, President Dr. Billy Stewart, Head Football Coach Ken Karcher, and Director of Athletics Paul Nixon are among those who will participate.
Warrior Hall will contain locker rooms for players and for coaches, a team meeting room, position conference rooms, coaches' offices, an equipment room, a players' lounge, and a laundry room.
It will also house a state-of-the-art training room to be used by student-athletes in all nine varsity sports at the college.
The architect for Warrior Hall is Eley Guild Hardy Architects of Biloxi. The contractor is J&J Contractors Inc. of Collinsville.