The UM Board of Curators unanimously approved the development of a $98 million south end zone project at Faurot Field.
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“The Board of Curators’ total approved project budget is $98 million; to consist of campus infrastructure funds totaling $800,000, long-term debt financing not to exceed $57 million and private gifts covering the remainder of the project costs,” the school announced in a statement.
Head football coach Barry Odom said the new project should significantly help with recruiting, an area where the team has struggled recently, specifically in Missouri.
“Missouri is making a bold statement with today’s announcement and I am confident that it not only will pay big dividends in recruiting, but it will help improve our game-day atmosphere throughout the stadium,” head coach Barry Odom said.
Since Athletic Director Jim Sterk stepped into office, the project has generated more than $50 million in donations from 42 donors.
The project is expected to be completed by the start of the 2019 season and will feature a number of luxurious amenities.
“It will feature 16 suites, a 750-person field-level club similar to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a 1,254-seat indoor club area with food service and restrooms and general seating for 1,324 approximately fans. A new concourse will not only link the stadium’s East and West stadium areas, but provide new restrooms and concessions for all fans to enjoy,” the statement went on to say.
Missouri kicks of its 2017 season this weekend at home against Missouri State.