WSU alumnus donates $3 million to stadium project

Dec 28, 2011
Originally published on December 27, 2011 4:43 pm

Three million dollars has been donated to the football stadium project at Washington State University. It is the largest single gift in the history of Cougar athletics.

WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos called the donation significant because, he says, it means the university can be competitive with the best collegiate athletic programs in the nation.

The football stadium project was approved by the university's Board of Regents on November 18th. The total cost of the stadium project is $80 million.

WSU says that construction for the South Side Seat expansion began after the season's final home game on Nov. 21, and is expected to be completed in time for the opening home game of the 2012 football season. That is next September 8th, when the Cougars play Eastern Washington University.

WSU has launched a new website to allow interested parties to track the progress of the stadium project. It can be found at thecougarfootballproject.org.

On the Web:

The Cougar Football Project:

http://thecougarfootballproject.org/

WSU press release:

http://www.wsucougars.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/122211aaa.html

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