Penn State Football announces Lasch Building renovation plans (PHOTOS)


Penn State Football announced plans of a $48 million renovation and expansion to the Lasch Building. 

In an attempt to keep up with the never ending college football arm’s race, Penn State Football has announced plans of renovation and expansion to the Lasch Building.

The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on final approval Friday of the $48 million dollar project.

The home of the Nittany Lions is about to get an upgrade, from the weight room to the practice fields, to bring the facility in line with some of the best in college football:

As you can see in the renderings above, the plans include an upgrade and expansion to the main weight room on the first floor, as well as a face lift to the exterior of the building. The Lasch Building has been the home of Penn State Football for over 20 years now, and this will be it’s first major renovation.

"“We always strive to provide our student-athletes quality facilities which will prepare them for a lifetime of impact, while competing for national championships in all 31 sports. Our alumni and donors have supported our Football Excellence Fund since its inception in recognition of the investment required to support a consistently excellent football program.” – Athletic Sandy Barbour said. “We will continue to fundraise for this renovation, as well as future projects in our football facilities, and will need the support of our entire Penn State community.”"

Barbour went on to say that $8 million has been fundraised while the remaining $40 million will be tax-free servicing to avoid further costs. Plans of rumored expansion to Lasch surfaced early in 2020 but were ultimately delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The upgrades to the football building should do wonders for Penn State Football on the recruiting trail, however this may only be Phase 1 as renovations to Beaver Stadium could be next.

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