A Final Four in Tampa? How Cool it Would Be . . .
via the Tampa Bay Times online
By Matt Baker, Times staff, photo by USF
Next Step in USF football’s On-Campus Stadium Saga Coming Tuesday
The Bulls are seeking $22 million to design a stadium that will host football … and maybe a lacrosse final four.
The most consequential meeting in USF’s quest to build an on-campus football stadium will take place Tuesday morning at the Marshall Student Center.
The school’s board of trustees will be asked to approve up to $22 million to design a 35,000-seat stadium just north of the football practice fields and indoor practice facility. If approved, the Bulls will formally enter the months-long design stage with project partners Populous and Barton-Malow.
The expectations are high, not just for the football program but for the other team that will use it regularly: the nascent women’s lacrosse team.
“We want it to be a comprehensive facility that we can host final fours in,” coach Mindy McCord said when she announced the program’s first recruiting class in the fall. “That would be a goal.”
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