Missouri athletics announced a $1.675 million gift Wednesday from an anonymous donor.
The bulk of that money — $1 million — is earmarked for the planned football-specific facility to be built in Memorial Stadium’s south end zone.
Last week, new Tigers athletic director Jim Sterk said the project, which received a boost with a $10 million donation from the Kansas City Sports Trust earlier this month, would be designed by Kansas City-based HOK.
“This is exactly the shot in the arm we need to keep that moving forward,” Sterk said. “Our donor is really pleased to be involved in helping us transform our facilities, and is excited about the future of our football program.”
The proposed $75 million upgrade is expected to include infrastructure improvements, additional premium seating, locker rooms, meeting rooms, a weight room, training facility and coaches’ offices.
“Our donors are amazing with the passion they have for Mizzou and for our program,” first-year Mizzou coach Barry Odom said. “This is the type of support we need to keep things rolling, and I can’t thank our donor enough for their generosity.”
According to a release from Mizzou, the remaining $675,000 will “be used for other Athletics initiatives,” which weren’t specified.