Bobcat Stadium Expansion Put on Hold

By Beacon Staff

BOZEMAN – The start of Montana State’s planned expansion of Bobcat Stadium has been delayed by at least a year due to the economic crunch.

Athletics director Peter Fields says would-be donors want to make sure their economic situation is OK before they invest in the MSU project.

The first $9 million phase of the project calls for construction of 38 SkySuites on two levels above the existing east grandstand.

The entire project, which Fields has said could take as long as 20 years and $100 million to complete, includes replacing the east grandstand, adding an academic center, an indoor practice facility, improved strength training and sports medicine facilities and upgrades to other athletics facilities.

FieldTurf was installed at Bobcat Stadium last summer.