January 16-17, 2003


ITEM 118-1003-R0103                Expansion to Washington-Grizzly Stadium; The University of Montana - Missoula


THAT:                                      Consistent with the provisions of MCA 20-25-441 and 20-25-442, the Board of Regents of the Montana University System authorizes The University of Montana to imple�ment steps necessary to make the following improvements to the Washington-Grizzly Stadium on the Missoula campus:


         Expand seating in the north end zone

         Construct additional concessions and restroom facilities

         Miscellaneous improvements


This project at an estimated cost of $2,500,000 will be financed with revenues from the sale of tickets and concessions.


EXPLANATION:�����������             Due to the success of the UM football program there is a high demand for additional seating in Washington Grizzly Stadium.�

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It is the Intent of the university to transfer ownership of the stadium to the UM Foundation for the duration of the construction as allowed in the state statutes referenced above.