The University of Missouri has announced a $1.4 million gift from an anonymous donor that will be applied to a new football training facility.
To be located at the south end zone of Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium, the facility is currently in the planning stages. According to a release from Mizzou, donations for the facility have exceeded $20 million in the last three months alone, and total fundraising for the project is approaching $70 million.
“I continue to be so impressed with our supporters,” said athletic director Jim Sterk in a statement. “I haven’t been here very long yet, but that was one of the first things that stood out to me is just how much passion Mizzou fans have for their Tigers. It’s been fun to see how much excitement there is for our vision with this facility, and we are so grateful for the support,” he said.
“I certainly echo Jim’s thoughts,” said head coach Barry Odom in a statement. “We have an opportunity to build a facility that makes a lasting impact for this program, and in order to do that, we need buy-in from our donors and fans, and they are doing exactly that. It’s gratifying to see the excitement and passion they have for this, knowing the difference they can help make for Mizzou Football,” he said.
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