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Kansas State Univ. Announces $75M Expansion For Snyder Family Stadium
Published January 6, 2012
COMPLEX CASH: In San Antonio, Dan McCarney reports construction on the initial phase of Univ. of Texas-San Antonio's Park West athletic complex is “set to break ground in March.” Phase 1 of the development “will include 1,000-seat venues for track and women's soccer and a joint press box.” The school received “$22.05 million for the project, which should be completed in the summer of 2013, from several city and county bond elections.” UTSA AD Lynn Hickey said that “roughly half of that money would go to infrastructure.” Of most immediate concern “is getting a facility built for football that would include a headquarters and two synthetic grass practice fields with lights and a scoreboard.” Hickey said that her goal “is to concurrently construct buildings for track and soccer and expand the capacity for both venues to 5,000.” A source “pegged an estimate for such a project at $20 million, but Hickey said the cost is still being evaluated.” Former Vikings, Nuggets and Spurs Owner Red McCombs has already “donated $1 million for the football practice fields” (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 1/6).