Gazette: UMass trustees approve $3.1 billion capital improvements plan for campuses - UMass Athletics

Gazette: UMass trustees approve $3.1 billion capital improvements plan for campuses

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Chad Cain of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story on the University of Massachusetts trustees approving a five-year, $3.1 billion capital plan for the five-campus system.

Some $30 million in improvements to the stadium in Amherst are also moving forward as part of the upgrade by UMass to Bowl Subdivision football. Plans call for a new facilities building, a new press box and other renovations.  

In April, university officials announced that the new football facilities would include construction of a two-story building to house a locker room, a weight room, a sports medicine facility, an equipment room, coaches offices and meeting rooms. It will be built in the north end zone of McGuirk Stadium, where there is currently a small parking lot.  

"This will be a first-class training and administration building for the football team," said spokesman Ed Blaguszewski.

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