November 13th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

The University of Kansas plans to ask state higher education officials Wednesday to approve plans for a $26 million indoor football practice facility, a request reflecting a big increase in the projected cost since the announcement in September of a three-phase overhaul of Memorial Stadium. Originally, KU marketed the practice center as a $15 million piece of a five-year, $315 million upgrade of football facilities in Lawrence. The $15 million estimate was still listed Monday on a KU website, but a university official said that information was in error. The correct figure for the practice building is $26 million and the football modernization package will cost $326 million, said Jim Marchiony, spokesman for KU’s athletic department. During a meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents in Wichita, KU Chancellor Doug Girod is scheduled to outline justification for a 90,000-square-foot building to be located on the site of outdoor practice fields adjacent to Memorial Stadium. – Tim Carpenter, cjonline.comRead More

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