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BASKETBALL FACILITY: Drake To Begin Construction

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Drake University will begin work on a new basketball practice facility Saturday morning.

The $8-million, 39,000-square foot facility will include two full-size courts, locker rooms, video suites and meeting space.

Construction is slated to be finished by the fall of 2014.

The groundbreaking ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of 25th and Forest before the men’s basketball game against Nebraska Omaha.