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College Facility Notes: New Synthetic Turf At Maryland To Exceed $3M
Published June 29, 2012
GIVE ME LIBERTY: In Memphis, Kyle Veazey noted there “has been some question about whether the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium video board project would be completed in time" for the University of Memphis football team's Sept. 1 opener. It is a “construction project and not just the installation of a new TV, after all, and it seemed as if the quick turnaround from the City Council's early April approval of the deal” to the first game on Sept. 1 “was, well, ambitious.” But UM reaffirmed that “not only would the project be complete by Sept. 1, but it's on schedule to be complete by mid-August.” That is “important, considering that the new production setup will require some getting used to” (COMMERCIALAPPEAL.com, 6/28).
CELL OUT: In Milwaukee, Don Walker notes the Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is "leaving the U.S. Cellular Arena and moving its men's basketball program back to the Klotsche Center." UWM AD Andy Geiger Tuesday said that the team is "headed back to campus because students ought to have better access to home basketball games." While Horizon League rules require its members to play in arenas that can seat at least 5,000, Geiger said that the school "sought and was granted a waiver by the conference" to move to the 3,400-seat Klotsche Center (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 6/27).