The cost of new football facilities can get awfully expensive, but Missouri received a little help on Thursday.
The Tigers’ athletic department announced that it has received a $10 million donation from the Kansas City Sports Trustt to go toward the building of new football facilities.
“We are so pleased to make this announcement today,” athletic director Jim Sterk said in a press release. “The Kansas City Sports Trust has stepped up with a tremendous leadership gift that demonstrates true philanthropic giving. We’re so appreciative of this support, and we’re hopeful that this will encourage others to join in and help us achieve our goals of building football facilities that put us in the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference. Making this facility become a reality is critical to our commitment in providing one of the best student-athlete experiences in the country,” Sterk said.
The new facilities are currently in the master planning process, while dates and and details will be announced once the plan is finalized.
“The Kansas City Sports Trust has such a generous history of giving to Mizzou, and we’re very grateful for their continued commitment,” football coach Barry Odom said. “We’ve said from the start that we can’t do this alone – we need support from our fans to get where we want to be, and this is an amazing statement of support. I’m excited to get to work with our administration and our architects to develop plans that will showcase Mizzou in a first-class manner.”