Kansas Football Announces $300 Million Facility Upgrade

Despite being a perennial cellar dweller in the Big 12, the Kansas football program has decided to significantly invest in the team.

This week, it was announced by Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger that the program is set to invest a whopping $300 million into facility upgrades at the university.

Kansas’ upgrades will include a renovation of Memorial Stadium, in addition to an indoor facility.

“I’m going to say this quick and then be done with it. In three weeks, we will have the renderings for a new stadium,” Zenger said, via KUSports.com. “The numbers will approach around $300 million dollars.

The stuff we’re going to do first is like I talked about, things that we should’ve had 10 years ago. At the top of the list is an indoor facility. So as we begin the stadium, we’re going to start with an indoor facility. We’re going to do things that will help young guys on the field. This is a special, special time to be here.”

Kansas hasn’t made a bowl game since 2008, so it looks like they’re hoping an upgrade to their outdated facilities will allow the Jayhawks to attract more prospects to the university.

The school recently completed a $2 million renovation of the locker rooms.

Last season, Kansas went 2-10, so let’s hope the investment leads to an improved product on the field.

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