Kenan Football Center Renovation

The Kenan players’ lounge, sports medicine facility, and rooftop courtyard renovations will provide critically-needed facility upgrades for a program making great strides both in competition and the classroom.

Kenan Football Center Project Goals

  • Create a modern, functional athletic training room to meet the needs of student athletes
  • Improve the Carolina Experience throughout the facility: training room, players’ lounge, team areas, outdoor areas
  • Develop a vision for incorporation of NIL driven program and needs
  • Promote an expanded synergy between strength training and nutrition
  • Explore opportunities to create a more dynamic training table
  • Develop a generational facility that engages the senses and celebrates the history of Carolina Football

Locker Room, Weight Room, and Turf Renovations

Throughout our history, Carolina has been a pioneer in collegiate athletics, and Tar Heel Football is a leader in that never-ending pursuit of excellence. These updates to the locker room, weight room and turf build upon this tradition.

Kenan Locker Room and Weight Room Upgrades

  • Nine additional new power racks
  • New flooring
  • Updated graphics
  • Gatorade Nutrition Station
  • 120 new stainless steel lockers
  • Personalized name and plate images
  • USB power supply
  • Improved ventilation
  • Custom storage for helmets and shoulder pads
  • Upgraded sound system
  • Lockable storage
  • Padded seats
  • Upgraded hydrotherapy room

Kenan Turf Renovation

  • New artificial playing surface—Astroturf RootZone 3D3 Blend allows minimal infill splash
  • Brock pad underneath for additional player safety
  • Custom inlaid logos and argyle pattern
  • Wiring and open conduit paths under field to allow for current and future technologies (pylon cameras, goal post cameras)
  • Superior drainage

Bill Koman Practice Complex

As one of the best facilities of its kind in the country, the Bill Koman Practice Complex in central campus gives Tar Heel student-athletes a top-10 experience. The project showcases a significant financial commitment to the University of North Carolina.

Championship Preparation

Joining beautiful Kenan Stadium and the Kenan Football Center as part of the home footprint for Carolina Football, the Bill Koman Practice Complex brings state-of-the-art fields and practice spaces to the program. The project includes many needed upgrades and additions:

  • Indoor facility with 120-yard synthetic turf field for optimal preparation in all conditions
  • 120-yard outdoor practice field with synthetic turf
  • 120-yard outdoor practice field with grass surface
  • Additional space for strength & conditioning training and sports medicine

In the Heart of Campus

The Bill Koman Practice Complex is built in the heart of central campus – utilizing the space formerly occupied by the grass and turf practice fields at Navy Field and Henry Stadium. The Football indoor facility connects to the new Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium and features a pedestrian walkway that connects the southeast side of campus and central campus. The two new outdoor practice fields run parallel to the indoor facility, providing ample field space to maximize game preparation and practice efficiency.

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Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities remain at the Bill Koman Practice Complex and are listed in the table below. Click on any opportunity to see a 3D image of the area.

*Naming opportunities are subject to change

Naming OpportunitiesGift Amount
Football Practice ComplexCOMMITTED
Training Building & Outdoor Observation Platform$2,000,000
Indoor Practice FieldCOMMITTED
Outdoor Practice Field (2 of 2 available)$2,000,000
Pillar (5 of 9 available)$1,000,000
Training/Conditioning Ramp$500,000
Indoor Observation PlatformCOMMITTED
West EntrywayCOMMITTED
Sports Medicine AreaCOMMITTED
East EntrywayCOMMITTED
Film AreaCOMMITTED
Donor Board Recognition$100,000
Donor Board Recognition$50,000
Alumni Donor Board Recognition$5,000
Letterman Donor Board Recognition$1,000

Please Consider a Gift to Carolina Football

You have the opportunity to directly help Carolina Football consistently compete at a championship level. These projects are among the top priorities for Coach Brown and the football program. Your gifts secure the ability of Carolina to attract the best student-athletes to Chapel Hill and give them the football facilities they need to succeed on the gridiron. Please consider a gift to the Kenan Football Projects. Your support provides Carolina Football the resources they need to make the next critical step in building a championship program.

For more information on these projects, or to get involved with your own support for Carolina Football, please call The Rams Club at 919.843.2000.