The University of Arkansas System board of trustees approved $141 million in bonds for capital improvements projects, including as much as $35 million for a new football complex. Board members also approved salary increases for football coaches.
From Lewis Delavan with our content partner, the Arkansas News Bureau:
UA officials said first-class facilities will boost recruitment and make the best use of training time for the UA football program, which is coming off its first BCS bowl appearance.
“The construction of the football center is important to the continued success of our football program and the overall growth of Razorback athletics,” athletic director Jeff Long told university trustees today. “It meets a lot of needs for our program.”
The master plan for the Fayetteville campus capital projects includes a graduated student facilities fee that increases from the current $6 per credit hour to $8 per hour this spring and $10 per hour in 2012.
Other major projects would include dorm renovations, classrooms renovations and additions, a new health professions center and a new child-development center.
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