The University of Northern Iowa facilities will look a bit different in the coming years.

In early October, UNI officials shared the news that there are plans to add a new wrestling training facility to the campus. This was actually pending on the success of the Our Tomorrow fundraising campaign, according to university officials.

At UNI Wrestling's media day on Thursday (November 9th), the team behind this project unveiled the first renderings of the facility.

College officials are seeking approval on this from the Iowa Board of Regents. It is expected to be brought up at the Board’s upcoming meeting in Cedar Falls on November 15th or 16th.

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This new space is expected to have enough room for multiple mats, weight and cardio training space, locker room, training room and rehabilitation space. There is also anticipated to be office space for wrestling staff.

“We’re committed to the success of our athletics programs at the University of Northern Iowa, and it is my goal to grow the sport of wrestling at UNI and in the state of Iowa,” said President Mark Nook.

“We have a big lift in front of us, but when you consider the history of the University of Northern Iowa, Panther Athletics, the Panther Train and the individual student-athletes in the wrestling program, it gives me great confidence in this project.”

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“The future of the wrestling program is bright. It continues to excel at a high level. If you have not been a fan of Panther wrestling, this is a great time to throw your support behind our coaches and these young men," said Athletics Director David Harris.

For more information on the funding for the new facility can be found here.

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