The Bobcat Stadium End Zone Project is a $10 million project to renovate the south end of Bobcat Stadium in order to provide greater student access and a bigger game day experience. The project includes a new grandstand that wraps around the south end zone and will add a total of 5,200 seats to the stadium. Plans call for a new scoreboard, concession area and locker rooms. The project is expected to be completed by the first home football game of 2011, which is against UC-Davis on Sept. 10. The project is being funded by $6 million in private donations committed to the EZ Campaign and $4 million in future athletic revenues.
MSU President Waded Cruzado, head football coach Rob Ash and a representative from the Montana University System Board of Regents are scheduled to speak. ASMSU President Eric Fisher will serve as the master of ceremonies. Other dignitaries expected to be in attendance include Bobcat great Sonny Holland, Athletic Director Peter Fields, Foundation President and CEO Michael Stevenson, Alumni Association President and CEO Jaynee Groseth, and board of directors of the Quarterback Club.
By presidential decree, all Fridays on the MSU campus are "Blue and Gold Fridays," so attendees are encouraged to wear university colors and insignia to the groundbreaking ceremony. Event organizers say the weather should cooperate as well. The current forecast for Friday includes some sun, a high of 40 degrees and only a 20 percent chance of precipitation.
Parking for the ceremony will be available in the lot west of the stadium. The public is asked to enter the parking lot from the southernmost entrance on 11th Ave.
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