Kansas reveals $350M in sports projects focused on football
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas making a bold investment in its long-suffering football program.
The school revealed during a dinner for some of its most influential donors Friday night a $350 million plan to overhaul its football stadium and improve other facilities. Longtime benefactor David Booth kicked off the campaign with a $50 million pledge, the largest in Kansas Athletics history.
Kansas chancellor Douglas Girod said the initial gift will allow the school to begin construction of a much-needed indoor practice facility immediately after this season.
Along with the investment in football, Girod and athletic director Sheahon Zenger announced a $10 million pledge from another longtime benefactor, Stu Horejsi, for a new 3,000-seat arena for the Kansas volleyball program. That building will begin construction after this season.