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Luck outlines $106 million in WVU athletics projects

Dominion Post photo by Bob Gay WVU athletic director Oliver Luck discusses construction plans for some of the Mountaineers’ athletic facilities during a press conference Tuesday morning.
Dominion Post photo by Bob Gay
WVU athletic director Oliver Luck discusses construction plans for some of the Mountaineers’ athletic facilities during a press conference Tuesday morning.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU athletic director Oliver Luck said that while Mountaineer Field and the Coliseum have “aged gracefully,” they’re in need of upgrades.

Luck discussed the athletic department’s plans to use $106 million for facility improvements during a Tuesday, April 8, press conference outside his Coliseum office.

He said major plans at the football stadium, which opened in 1980, and Coliseum, which opened in 1970, are for “fan enjoyment.”

At the football stadium, work will include building a team room, expanding and renovating the concourses, restrooms, concessions and entrances, dressing up the walls surrounding the field and installing a new scoreboard in the north endzone.

At the Coliseum, projected work includes installing a marquee outside the arena at the corner of Monongahela Boulevard. and Patteson Drive, expanding and renovating the concourses, restrooms and concessions. Luck said there are no plans to create luxury or club-level seating, but that the arena may need to have new seats…

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