On Friday, Eli Drinkwitz did something he had never previously done in his life — he used a shovel.

The reason? Missouri held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new indoor football facility, and Drinkwitz donned a Tigers-themed hard hat and participated in the event. In the future, he and his Mizzou football team will use the facility that will be there to try to take the program to another level.

Missouri received final approval to construct its new facility in May after it received enough money from its donors in order to begin the project. It’s expected to be completed around December 2022.

While the Tigers won’t have their new facility until more than a year from now, they keep getting closer to that day.

“It’s a really big step,” Missouri athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois told the media on Friday. “It’s just a step of a really long journey, but an exciting journey. And it’s a journey that we can all do together, and there’s something so incredible about people coming together for a common purpose.”

The new building will be named the Stephens Indoor Facility and is going to be 86,400 square feet.