Entrance to the new Brock Football Indoor Practice Facility on Rose Bowl Field
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About The Brock Family
Georgia Tech's football program will have an indoor practice facility, thanks to a commitment from Mary R. and John F. Brock III, ChE 70, MS ChE 71.
A member of both the Georgia Tech Foundation and the Alexander-Tharpe Fund boards, Brock also chaired his 40th reunion committee this year.
He previously served as a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board and his 25th reunion committee, and he was named a College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus in 1996.
Brock also recently provided funding for two Georgia Research Alliance chairs and eminent scholars in cancer research at both Georgia Tech and Emory University.
Additionally, the Brocks have established the Brock Family Fund, which supports the Child and Adolescent Moods Disorder Program at Emory, and established an undergraduate scholarship for the Georgia Tech School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
What They Are Saying
Head Coach Paul Johnson
"It gives us a place here on campus that we can practice in bad weather and get in during storms plus it will help in recruiting. It is something that we needed so it was awfully kind of John and Mary to do that."
Georgia Tech AD Dan Radakovich
"Early in Coach Paul Johnson's tenure, we discussed the importance of having a place where the team could practice away from the elements. There have been times recently when we have used the Georgia Dome or the Falcon's practice facility in Flowery Branch for practice. But it has become increasingly difficult for us to utilize those spaces efficiently. This new facility will provide us with significantly more efficiency in scheduling our practice sessions.
"John and Mary Brock are tremendous friends of Georgia Tech and its athletic program. They genuinely enjoy supporting our athletes and watching them compete. We are elated that they have chosen to build this state-of-the-art facility on our campus."
Official Name: Mary R. and John F. Brock III Indoor Football Practice Facility
Groundbreaking: January, 2011
Open: August, 2011
Project Management: Barton Malow
Project Architect: Knight Architects
Size: 88,000 sq. feet - approximate
Tallest Point: 65 feet over middle of field
Six Airhanger doors lead to outdoor practice field
Raised platform for guests and recruits
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In The News
8 facts about Tech donor John Brock - Sept. 4, 2011 - AJC
Tech's New Football Facility Nears Completion - July 2, 2011 - Midtown.Patch.com
Georgia Tech Invites Media to Tour Football Indoor Facility - July 1, 2011 - WSBTV.com
Effective and Efficient - July 1, 2011 - Sting Daily
Tech Indoor Facility to Provide Recruiting Edge - July 1, 2011 - AJC
AJC Photo Gallery - March 29, 2011 - AJC
Brock Family Football Facility on Schedule - Feb. 25, 2011 - Sting Daily
Brock Football Indoor Practice Facility Construction Underway - Jan. 5, 2011 - RamblinWreck.com
Brock Family Gift Paves Way for Indoor Practice Facility - Oct. 14, 2010 - GT Alumni Magazine
Alum donates $3.5 million for indoor facility - Oct. 1, 2010 - Technique
Tech gets $3.5 million gift for football - Sept. 15, 2010 - AJC
Brock Family Commitment Will Go Toward Indoor Practice Facility - Sept. 15, 2010 - RamblinWreck.com