New Mexico's new $7 million, 86,100-square-foot indoor practice facility is the talk of Albuquerque, but for all the wrong reasons.
The behemoth, which sprung up this summer, is blocking the view of several homeowners. One woman planned to sell her home earlier this year. She had an offer, then word got out about the project and the offer was revoked. Now she is stuck with a home she can't sell.
The 76-foot tall structure is all she can see from her backyard. On the other side of her fence are a bunch of tractor tires left over from construction.
New Mexico associate athletic director Greg Remington said the university was able to erect the building where it pleased because the practice field is state property.
"People have said things about the practice facility blocking their view," Remington said. "But there's nothing we can do about it."