MSU Has Raised More Than $3 Million for Stadium Expansion

By Beacon Staff

BOZEMAN – Montana State University officials say they have just over $3 million of the $4 million needed by late November to begin work that would add 2,500 seats to the south end zone of Bobcat Stadium.

MSU officials have said that if Bobcat supporters can raise $4 million by the Cat-Griz game on Nov. 20, MSU would ask the Board of Regents to approve the financing and construction plans.

President Waded Cruzado has said the university would match up to $4 million with its own financing, to be paid back from ticket sales.

The $3 million raised so far includes an anonymous $1 million donation made in honor of former Bobcat player and coach Sonny Holland, along with a $500,000 donation from Gene and Jane Thayer of Great Falls.

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