BROCK FOOTBALL PRACTICE FACILITY

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.”

HIGHLIGHTS
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
Doors
Six Airhanger doors lead to outdoor practice field
Seating
Raised platform for guests and recruits
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