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Montana State to build athletic complex for football program

May 4, 2020
The $18 million addition to Bobcat Stadium is scheduled to open in 2021.

Construction are scheduled to begin this month on Montana State University's Bobcat Athletic Complex, an $18 million addition to Bobcat Stadium that will become the new home of the university's football program.

The university says the 40,000-square-foot facility is expected to open on the Bozeman campus in August 2021.

The architects are A&E Architects and Crawford Architects; the contractor is Martel Construction.

The two-story building will house football locker rooms, team rooms, equipment storage and offices for coaches, as well as sports medicine, training and rehabilitation spaces.

"This facility reflects the mission of Bobcat Athletics to develop excellence in the classroom and competition, as well as support the holistic approach to student-athlete well-being," said Leon Costello, Montana State's athletics director.

In addition to supporting the growth of Montana State's football program, the project will support all student-athletes thanks to the renovation of the former football offices in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

That space will become an expanded and accessible Academic Excellence Center, providing the university's roughly 350 student-athletes with additional space for tutoring, group study and advising.

"Right now, space for academic support is at a premium in the Fieldhouse," Costello says. "The expanded support spaces will ensure that all Bobcat student-athletes have the resources they need to excel in the classroom."

The athletic complex is part of Phase I of the Athletics Facility Master Plan. This 20-year plan envisions renovating and constructing facilities, such as an indoor performance facility and tennis and golf center.

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