PHOTOS: South Alabama's under-construction training facility completely collapses
File this under something you don’t see everyday.
South Alabama football’s under-construction training facility completely collapsed over the weekend. Thankfully, there were no injuries; it could have been much worse.
The Jaguars had hoped to open their new facility later this year, but the timeline has now obviously changed. It’s a very surreal site when comparing the before and after.
“At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, the structure of the Jaguar Training Center, a covered athletics practice facility that is under construction on the University of South Alabama campus, fell within the construction limits of the site. No workers were present in that area at the time,” a statement said that the university released.
“University Police secured the scene of the event, which is under investigation. No determination has been made at this time about the cause.”
Jaguar Training Center collapsed this afternoon – thankfully nobody hurt – incredible site – will be gathering information – Go Jags! pic.twitter.com/gdfdtXS27L
— Joel Erdmann (@JagsAD) July 22, 2017
Here’s what the facility looked like less than two weeks ago, per the team’s Twitter account:
This video captures the scene:
— Alyssa Newton (@AlyssaKNewton) July 22, 2017
School officials aren’t sure what happened and which direction they’ll go. There will be an investigation into what exactly happened, and they will decide to either rebuild the facility or come up with a new plan, per the AD.
If you’ll remember, South Alabama is the program that beat Mississippi State 21-20 in 2016, and the Jaguars will get their shot at Ole Miss on September 2.