Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rutgers to expand football stadium

The Board of Governors of Rutgers approved a plan to expand Rutgers Stadium Tuesday.

The $102 million project, which will increase the stadium’s seating capacity to nearly 56,000, will be funded entirely by the revenue generated from ticket sales for the 14,000 new seats and from private donations. Rutgers students will continue to have access to football tickets free of charge.

“The continued success of the Scarlet Knights football program is an important goal for the university,” said Rutgers president Richard L. McCormick. “Academics and athletics reinforce each other and Rutgers is committed to excellence in both endeavors. At great research universities, both contribute to the institution’s quality and reputation.”

The project is expected to be completed by fall 2009.

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