- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on the naming rights for Colorado State University’s new stadium (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

An anonymous donor is providing $20 million to transfer the name Sonny Lubick Field to Colorado State University’s new stadium.

CSU athletic director Joe Parker announced the news Friday, a day after the school’s governing board approved a motion regarding stadium naming rights but refused to release details.

The field at the existing Hughes Stadium is also named for the former football coach who led the Rams to six conference titles and nine bowl games in 15 seasons. The school still has the ability to sell the naming rights to the stadium itself separately.

The donation for the field’s naming rights exceeds the amount the school anticipated getting for the naming rights for both the field and the stadium.

The stadium is expected to be ready for the 2017 football season.

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2:40 p.m.

An anonymous donor is providing $20 million to transfer the name Sonny Lubick Field to Colorado State University’s new stadium.

CSU athletic director Joe Parker announced the news Friday, a day after the school’s governing board approved a motion regarding the naming rights but refused to discuss the details.

The field at the existing Hughes Stadium is also named for the former football coach who led the Rams to six conference titles and nine bowl games in 15 seasons.

In a statement, the school said the donation exceeds the amount the school anticipated getting for the naming rights for both the field and the stadium.

The stadium is expected to be ready for the 2017 football season.

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8 a.m.

Colorado State University’s governing board has approved a motion involving naming rights for the school’s new $220 million stadium, but officials won’t say whether any agreement has been reached.

The Coloradoan reports (https://noconow.co/1q5L8kZ ) that the motion was presented during a closed-door meeting of the CSU Board of Governors in Denver. The minutes were made public last month.

School spokesman Mike Hooker says there’s nothing further the university can say about the motion. He didn’t return a request for comment on whether or not the school has entered into a naming-rights agreement or signed a naming-rights contract.

A feasibility report from 2012 estimated that a naming-rights agreement could bring $400,000 to $750,000 in annual revenue.

The stadium is expected to be ready for the 2017 football season.

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, https://www.coloradoan.com

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