Northwest Florida State College unveiled the new Raider Athletics Indoor Practice Facility on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Members of the local community joined NWFSC Board of Trustee members along with College personnel and student-athletes to celebrate the grand opening of this state-of-the-art facility.
The Raider Athletics Indoor Practice Facility features 6,250 square feet of indoor arena blend turf. Student-athletes will have access to batting and pitching cages with four retractable dividers that create five tunnels. The entire space is climate-controlled with eight coiling bay doors that can be opened to allow for natural air flow.
“Our Raider athletic facilities are second to none, and we are excited to add this one to our lineup,” Northwest Florida State College President Dr. Devin Stephenson said. “We are grateful for the support of the community members who really stepped up to the plate and share our vision for Raider Athletics.”
Funded by generous community donors, in-kind contributions and college funds, the Raider Athletics Indoor Practice Facility is a contemporary facility designed to maximize practice days, improve our competitive edge and keep our student-athletes safe.
“We are excited to see the culmination of a lot of hard work,” Northwest Florida State College Athletic Director Ramsey Ross said. “This is a project that has been talked about for some time and to see it completed makes me truly proud to be a Raider.”
Guests attending the Raider Athletics Indoor Practice Facility grand opening were given the opportunity to meet the Raider baseball and softball teams, tour the facility and try out one of the practice cages.
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