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Northwestern offers view of sweet new lakefront athletics facility

Aug 30, 2014; Evanston, IL, USA; A general view of Ryan Field prior to a game between the Northwestern Wildcats and the California Golden Bears. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 30, 2014; Evanston, IL, USA; A general view of Ryan Field prior to a game between the Northwestern Wildcats and the California Golden Bears. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald wants the Wildcats to be known as "Chicago's Big Ten team."

While one of the nation's largest city's might be a draw for some recruits, many also want to have the best facilities money can buy for their workouts and development.

After announcing plans for a new facility last November, the athletics program shared a video showing what the building on the shore of Lake Michigan in Evanston and north of downtown Chicago will look like when it is complete.

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Fitzgerald called the new facility a game-changer when the $260 million project was announced, and it looks like it will be a nice addition to the campus.

The Wildcats are scheduled to begin spring practice Feb. 23.