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Univ. of Kansas considering renovation of football stadium

Recent conference realignment has added some weight to talks of renovating or reconstructing the 100-year-old Booth Memorial StadiumGETTY IMAGES

Univ. of Kansas AD Travis Goff spoke about "where KU Athletics sits when it comes to a potential renovation" of Booth Memorial Stadium, according to Jesse Newell of the K.C. STAR. Goff said that he had "looked at the master plans made from previous years” when KU looked into the project, and now was “looking into what would be needed to fund a project like that." Goff said, “We can’t do that project without the ability to have philanthropic fundraising fuel in it. There are other levers to pull on with revenues and partnerships and all those things, but if you don’t have a healthy core of people ready to step up and be part of it and believe in what we can show them with football, right -- because it’s not going to show up in a bunch of wins right now -- but you can show it in other ways and educate in other ways." Goff added that he "believed that recent conference realignment had added some weight to talks of renovating or reconstructing BMS," which celebrated its 100th anniversary this past weekend. Goff said, “You can’t tell people you’re invested in locked in on football unless you have all the tangible indicators, and the most tangible indicator for us is that stadium that we play it on Saturdays. So I do think in a really great way, there’s a little bit more urgency in that" (K.C. STAR, 10/21).

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