Mizzou Athletics received another major gift toward the upgrade in football facilities. The confidential donor has made an $8 million gift for the new football facility in the south end zone at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field.
This gift comes on the heels of two other recent gift announcements which rejuvenated the push for new football facilities. The $8 million gift, coupled with a previously announced $10 million gift, means that in the past two months, Mizzou Athletics has received two of its top-five largest donations in program history.
“We are so grateful for such a transformational gift,” said Director of Athletics Jim Sterk. “We’re very excited to continue this process and keep momentum going. Our next steps include meeting with architects to determine all of the details of the project and then our goal will be to present our final plan with the funding model to our Board of Curators for their approval in February,” he said.
The latest gift puts the current fundraising total for the project at approximately $67 million.
“This is such an exciting time for our program, and I’m so impressed with our donors and the support they’re giving for this project,” said Head Football Coach Barry Odom. “I can’t say enough just how thankful we are for gifts like this. We’re going to create a first-class facility, something that our fans will be proud of, and something that will have a huge impact for years to come for our student-athletes,” he said.