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  • State wants Coastal Carolina to find more private funding for stadium

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago

    Coastal Carolina is having some trouble getting its stadium expansion plans approved.

    The school is planning to expand its stadium as the team moves to FBS and the Sun Belt Conference for the 2017 season. The Brooks Stadium expansion project, initially budgeted at $38 million, was presented to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education on Thursday with a budget just under $30 million.

    It's necessary for the stadium to expand for FBS requirements. Brooks Stadium currently seats just over 9,000 and FBS teams must have an average attendance of at least 15,000 fans.

    Per The Myrtle Beach Sun and News, it was the fourth time since February that the school had presented its case to the commission, which reviewed the plan during a school board of trustees meeting.. The new budget included bond funding "to be as low as $22.9 million" after the board of trustees approved a $2 million contribution from a reserve fund.

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