The project to expand the Butts-Mehre building by 53,000 square feet is expected to take 18-24 months to complete. Included in the project are a new weight training room, athletic training facility, a multi-purpose area, and new coaches offices and meeting rooms. Click here to view the exterior renderings and here to read more about the expansion.
Nowhere can you find a better college football facilty than Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, an 85,000 square foot complex which serves as the every day home of the Georgia Bulldogs. Named after two of Georgia's most famous football coaches, Wallace Butts and Harry Mehre, and completed in 1987 at a cost of more than $12 million, this facility is unsurpassed anywhere in the United States.
The lower level houses the players' headquarters. Included are spacious lockers rooms, an expanded weight room and sports medicine facility, equipment room, racquet ball court, and meeting rooms for each position. Also included is a players lounge, which contains three big screen television.
The locker room area opens out onto the practice field complex consisting of four full-length fields.
The second level of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall houses all coaches' offices and conference rooms where staff members can meet together with individual players. It also houses the Larry Munson Trophy Room, a display featuring awards and trophies Georgia football has gathered through the years.
The third and fourth floors are the focal point of the complex. In addition to housing the administrative offices of the Georgia Athletic Association, the area serves as the Georgia Bulldog Hall of Fame.
Probably the most exciting aspect to the average fan is this space. Here, in the rotunda under the domed roof, are many exhibits and memorabilia tracing the long and proud heritage of all Georgia's athletic programs. In addition, recently upgraded touch-screen displays containing video highlights of Georgia's football history offer the chance to relive great Bulldog moments.