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Eastern Washington announces upgrades to Roos Field - 2019 Top 10 – No. 9

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Last updated 12/28/2019 at 8:09am

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— Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustees unanimously took a step to upgrade the university’s aging and out of date Roos Field football stadium by approving a $25 million package at a special meeting Sept. 6 that relies solely on private funding.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

The proposal would provide 8,612 seats, essentially the same a...

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