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Newer, More Improved Martin Stadium Closer to Reality

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Washington State wants to build a new press box and premium seating on the south side, and a new operations center on the west side of the stadium (Photo: WSU Athletics) Washington State wants to build a new press box and premium seating on the south side, and a new operations center on the west side of the stadium (Photo: WSU Athletics)

RICHLAND, Wash. - The Washington State University board of regents has given approval for design work to begin on improvements to Martin Stadium, including premium seating and a football operations center.

The board voted in favor of the projects on Friday. The design phase is expected to cost $5 million.

Washington State wants to add a new press box complex and premium seating on the south side of Martin Stadium. Preliminary plans call for construction on that phase to begin after the end of the 2011 season and be completed by the 2012 home opener.

A football operations center at the west end of the stadium would be done by the start of the 2013 season.

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos says the project will be privately financed through donations and premium seat revenues.  

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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