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MSU Unveils New Athletic Fields and Stadium

An aerial look at construction being done on the Missouri State University campus Image by Chase Snider /

MSU Unveils New Athletic Fields and Stadium

By Shannon Cay. CREATED Aug 25, 2014

Several new recreation and athletic facilities are almost complete at Missouri State University.

The additions include a new soccer field, an academic center, a field for both field hockey and lacrosse, a sand volley ball court, and a renovated football stadium.

Yesterday, the Betty and Bobby Allison South Soccer and Track Stadium was officially opened to the public.

Director of Athletic Communications, Rick Kindhart, says it’s brought a new sense of pride to all of campus and is important for gaining and keeping students at the college.

The money for the improvements was generated by a fee students voted to pay last year, as well as donations from the community.

The fee, called a bear fee, generates $1.6 million dollars a year.

The last of the sports renovations are scheduled to be complete by September 11th.

Shannon Cay

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Shannon Cay joined the KTTS News Team September 2014. Originally from Raytown, Missouri, she quickly fell in love with the Springfield area and its diverse landscape