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Gateway Project is Eastern’s supersized vision


Future visitors to Eastern Washington University – and Cheney – could be greeted by this impressive new structure, known as the Gateway Project. If it comes to fruition the Gateway Project would not only add new permanent seating and donor suites to Roos Field, but would also provide various student amenities and retail space.

It might be one of the most complex projects Eastern Washington University has ever dreamed up. It’s called the Gateway Project, and while people who have heard of it might think of it as the plan to expand seating at Roos Field, to university officials and others involved, it’s much more.

The project is a vision linking institutional workings of the university with retail and commercial businesses aiming to increase the fun and excitement for Eagle fans on game day, enhance the college experience for students and provide an economic engine for Cheney and the region. Coupled with other...

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