STORRS, Conn. (September 3, 2004) A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday afternoon on the UConn campus in Storrs for The Burton Family Football Complex. The facility will serve as the on-campus home to the Husky football team and will help give UConn the most modern football facilities in the country. The building will open in the summer of 2006. Here are some photos from the event.
Left: Former UConn football player Mike Burton, a captain of the 99 Huskies, addresses the audience. Right: Robert G. Burton talked to the Husky football players about his collegiate playing experience and how it translated into his business career.
Left: The ceremonial groundbreaking included members of the Burton family, UConn Director of Athletics Jeff Hathaway, UConn President Dr. Philip Austin and Husky football tri-captains Dan Orlovsky, Ryan Krug and Alfred Fincher. Right: Members of the Burton family and the UConn football team wished each other well following the ceremony.
Left: UConn head coach Randy Edsall addresses the crowd as Robert and Mike Burton listen. Right: Robert G. and Michael Burton were presented UConn football helmets signed by Randy Edsall.
Left: UConn Director of Athletics Jeff Hathaway joins Robert Burton, Mike Burton, Mike Burton, Jr., and head coach Randy Edsall. Right: The Burton family poses for a photo on the site of The Burton Family Football Complex.