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MSU Unveils New Athletic Fields and Stadium

An aerial look at construction being done on the Missouri State University campus Photo: Image by Chase Snider / KTTS.com

MSU Unveils New Athletic Fields and Stadium

By Shannon Cay. CREATED Aug 25, 2014

Several new recreation and athletic facilities are almost complete at Missouri State University.

The additions include a new soccer field, an academic center, a field for both field hockey and lacrosse, a sand volley ball court, and a renovated football stadium.

Yesterday, the Betty and Bobby Allison South Soccer and Track Stadium was officially opened to the public.

Director of Athletic Communications, Rick Kindhart, says it’s brought a new sense of pride to all of campus and is important for gaining and keeping students at the college.

The money for the improvements was generated by a fee students voted to pay last year, as well as donations from the community.

The fee, called a bear fee, generates $1.6 million dollars a year.

The last of the sports renovations are scheduled to be complete by September 11th.

Shannon Cay

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Shannon Cay joined the KTTS News Team September 2014. Originally from Raytown, Missouri, she quickly fell in love with the Springfield area and its diverse landscape