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Colo. State president supports new stadium

Oct. 2, 2012 at 2:33 PM

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The president of Colorado State University said he supports construction of a new football stadium on the campus.

Saying he would recommend to the school's Board of Governors the proposed 42,500-seat, $250 million project should not begin until at least half the cost is raised through private funding, University President Tony Franks announced his support Monday, adding a new stadium is in keeping with his vision of what the Fort Collins school might look like in 50 years.

Franks was scheduled to meet with the Board of Governors Thursday to recommend the school begin fundraising, the Denver Post reported Tuesday.

The proposed stadium would replace Hughes Stadium, built in 1968.

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