(Posted: 12:16 p.m.; updated 4:20 p.m.)
USC trustees today approved nearly $50 million in athletics facilities projects, paving the way for athletics director Eric Hyman to move forward with his plan to turn the Roost area into an athletics village.
The board of trustees' building and grounds committee gave approval for a 60,000-square foot coaches support building (with a $19 million estimated construction cost), a 12-court tennis facility ($5.3 million), a 368-space parking garage ($8.8 million) and various infrastructure costs ($19 million).
Trustees also gave preliminary approval for an architectural and design study for the farmer's market site, which would house as many as 3,300 parking spaces for football games. The study is estimated to cost $235,000.