Board Of Regents Approve K-State Athletics Upgrades

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - A new phase of athletic facility enhancements is on the way at Kansas State.

On Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a $62 million improvement plan that will be funded through private sources.

The bulk of the budget calls for $50 million in improvements to the north side of the football stadium and the Vanier Complex where the Wildcats’ offices and training facilities are located.

"The training facilities are huge in the recruiting aspect of things," said Student Athletic Board member Kolby Harris. "You know,a lot of recruits these days are just looking at stuff, you know, who has the best stuff? That’s what’s going to bring the big time recruits here and that’s what’s going to just keep putting money into the football program and making it better."

The other $12 million would go toward new video boards and sound improvements at both the football, basketball, and baseball facilities.

Plans for the proposed upgrades are in the early stages; however the projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2017.