- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri has received an anonymous $1.4 million donation toward its plan to build a new south end zone facility at its football stadium.

The university has been accepting contributions for the new facility for several months, the Columbia Missourian reported (https://bit.ly/2gL2ikq ).

“I haven’t been here very long yet, but that was one of the first things that stood out to me is just how much passion Mizzou fans have for their Tigers,” said the school’s athletic director, Jim Sterk. “It’s been fun to see how much excitement there is for our vision with this facility, and we are so grateful for the support.”

The university has raised $68.4 million of the $75 million it hopes to raise for the Memorial Stadium project, which is still in the planning stages.

“We have an opportunity to build a facility that makes a lasting impact for this program, and in order to do that, we need buy-in from our donors and fans, and they are doing exactly that,” football coach Barry Odom said. “It’s gratifying to see the excitement and passion they have for this.”


Information from: Columbia Missourian, https://www.columbiamissourian.com

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