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MSU to conduct stadium public design forum Oct. 19

October 15, 2010


MSU and A&E Architects will conduct a public design forum about the Bobcat Stadium End Zone Project from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the SUB's Procrastinator Theater   High-Res Available

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Montana State University will conduct a public forum to receive input about the design of the Bobcat Stadium End Zone project from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Procrastinator Theater of the Strand Union Building.

The event will be hosted by the MSU Foundation and A&E Architects. A&E Architects, a firm with offices in Billings and Missoula, has been selected to design the renovation of Bobcat Stadium.

Last week, MSU announced that it had received permission to launch the EZ Campaign to raise private funds for a project that will essentially bowl-in the lower level and upgrade the 37-year-old stadium. Old wood and metal bleachers on the south end of the stadium will be replaced with grandstand-style seating to match the seating on the east and west sides of the facility. The plan also includes new locker rooms, public restrooms and concession facilities. The project will add ADA access and required egress and site utilities. A new scoreboard and lighting are also planned.

Private donations will represent more than half of the total funds, the university said. Through a financing arrangement, the university will match up to $4 million that will be repaid from future athletic revenues. MSU President Waded Cruzado emphasized that by law no state funds, student fees or tuition dollars will be used to fund the project. The MSU Foundation has announced that it has already raised more than $3 million for the project.

The forum will provide opportunity for students, faculty, staff and general public to view the conceptual design intent, provide input on the project, and meet the project design team.

For more information, contact MSU Facilities Planning, Design and Construction at 994-5413.

Walt Banziger (406) 994-6326, wbanziger@montana.edu