STATESBORO — Work has begun to build Georgia Southern University’s $5.8 million Shooting Sports Education Center.
Ground was broken last week for the 30,000-square-foot facility that will be open to students and the public.
The facility will have a public indoor archery and firing ranges and an outdoor archery range.
According to a news release, the center will be the only facility of its kind east of the Mississippi River and will provide learning and recreational experiences for many students.
The center is expected to bring thousands of visitors to campus and Statesboro each year for training, tournaments and competitions. It also will be the home of the Georgia Southern women’s rifle team.
The center is a partnership between Georgia Southern and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.