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SBD/July 11, 2013/Facilities
Univ. Of Minnesota Unveils Bold $190M Facilities Plan After Years Of Slow Growth
Published July 11, 2013
PICKING UP THE PACE: In St. Paul, Marcus Fuller notes UM in the past has “tried to tackle one project at a time.” Williams Arena upgrades “would not be included in the first phase.” Phase two improvements “would be to the arena's concourse and would not alter the inner bowl of seats.” There are “no plans to expand the seating capacity of 14,625.” Architectural firm Populous was “hired in October to develop the master facilities plan for the entire athletic department” (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 7/11). In Minneapolis, Sid Hartman notes there are “rumors on campus this week" that the goal raising over $7M "before building a new basketball practice facility has been reached, but no announcement on that was made” (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 7/11).