April 6, 2001

 

ITEM 110-1001-C0401:      Approval of Improvements to Washington-Grizzly Stadium; The University of Montana - Missoula

 

THAT:                                    Consistent with the provisions of MCA 20-25-441 and MCA 20-25-442, the Board of Regents of the Montana University System authorizes The University of Montana to imple­ment steps necessary to make the following improvements to the Washington-Grizzly Stadium on the Missoula campus:  replace grass field with a synthetic playing surface, conduct a study to add new stadium lighting and implement miscellaneous improvements.

 

Private sources will fund this project at an estimated cost of $1,300,000.

 

EXPLANATION:                  This project will provide improvements to Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The new surface will enhance the playability of the field in inclement weather and during the winter months. Currently the University uses the facility only for football practices and games.  The addition of the field turf and lights will provide opportunity for additional use, leading to the possibility of increased revenue for the University.