By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

EWU board approves new stadium concept

 

September 5, 2019

Contributed photo Eastern Washington University

An aerial view from the northeast of the proposed renovations for Eastern Washington University's Roos Field is shown above.

Eastern Washington University's Board of Trustees unanimously took a step to upgrade the university's aging and out of date Roos Field football stadium by approving a $25 million package at a special meeting today (Sept. 6) that relies solely on private funding.

Vice President for University Advancement Barb Richey told the board that the funding level could be reached within 24 months. One part of that package, a $1.3 million replacement of the iconic Red Turf could begin as early as the end of the 2019 football season.

"This is definitely reasonable," Richey said of the funding. It's resp...



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