Board of Governors approves funding plan for FAU stadium

16 Sep

If things go according to plan, FAU fans will watch the Owls play their home games in a 30,000-seat stadium on the Boca Raton campus by next year.

The Board of Governors voted Thursday to approve the $70 million Boca Raton campus stadium.

The Board of Governors voted Thursday to approve the $70 million Boca Raton campus stadium. (Photo: FAU, courtesy)

On Sept. 16, after two days of meetings, the Florida Board of Governors unanimously approved the $70 million funding plan for the stadium.

“Having our own stadium will give us the venue we need to come together as a unified community of students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University, sharing memorable experiences and building traditions that will be passed along to future generations,” President Mary Jane Saunders said in an e-mail to the FAU community after the vote. “This momentous endeavor lies at the very heart of our efforts to enrich the quality of campus life at FAU, and we are fortunate to be right here on the scene as it comes to fruition.”

Watch video from the Board of Governors vote and the student celebration with Owls’ head coach Howard Schnellenberger at FAUOwlAccess.com.

FAU will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the stadium on Friday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m.

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  1. Despite loss, Owl fan support still strong « Owl Times - September 27, 2010

    […] loss to North Texas, fans still had something to celebrate this weekend after last week’s stadium approval vote. If all goes according to plan, Saturday night’s game will be the last home opener the Owls […]

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