Liberty is headed to the FBS. Following the approval of their request to transfer from the FCS to the FBS, the team is making preparations ahead of time to make sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible.
The Virginian-Pilot first reported the prodigious sum.
On Monday, it was reported that Liberty University paid Old Dominion $1.32 million to play them for their 2018 home opener.
In the eyes of the Liberty athletic department, the eye-popping number is justified because they’d already signed a contract with a power-five school worth seven figures.
That amount is essentially being forwarded to Old Dominion.
Part of the requirements to successfully transfer from the FCS to the FBS will be to play at least three FBS home games in 2018, and at least five in 2019. The Flames will be bowl eligible for the first time in 2019.
The figure represents the largest amount the Old Dominion Monarchs have ever received for playing an away game. It surpasses the total they received from Vanderbilt in 2014 which was worth $1 million.