Press Release Missouri Southern State University:
After nearlyfive years of planning and fundraising with Missouri Southern State UniversityAthletics supporters, MSSU will soon begin the first phase of construction on anew athletic support facility.
Also known asthe "End Zone Facility," design plans for the building call forlocker rooms, coaches' offices, and training and weight rooms. More than $4million has been raised for the facility. These funds have been designatedspecifically for this project.
Constructionis expected to begin in January 2014.
A much-neededaddition to the growing Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex, the new facility willbe located on the north end of Fred G. Hughes Stadium.
"We'revery excited about the progress our Athletics supporters have helped us make onthis project," said MSSU Interim President Alan Marble. "To be in theplanning phase of making this End Zone Facility a reality is a great stepforward in improving our Athletics offerings."
MSSUofficials are working with architects on a design for the two-story facility,which is projected to cost approximately $8 million. Although the majority offunding has been secured for the first phase of the project, fundraisingefforts will continue this fall to give more donors an opportunity to be partof the project. Phase 1 is expected to be complete in time for the Fall 2014football season.
"Themomentum of this project is positive news for anyone associated with MissouriSouthern and the athletics department," said Jared Bruggeman, director ofAthletics at MSSU. "It is a worthy investment, and it reflects thecommitment that our supporters, the Joplin community and this university haveshown for our student-athletes."
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