The much, much needed football performance facility will finally break ground tomorrow according to a release from Purdue. after getting two more large gifts to push the fundraising to $20.2 million just before we begin building the proposed $65 million facility. The groundbreaking can be viewed online tomorrow at 5:30pm via livestream on Facebook.
Here is more information on the latest gifts:
The latest gifts are from Michael and Paula Klipsch and Greg and Kim Wasson. By virtue of their generosity, they join the executive committee of the Purdue National Leadership Circle, an exclusive group – chaired by Drew and Brittany Brees – whose goal is to back the Boilermaker football program both financially and by generating additional funding.
“These two Boilermaker couples love their alma mater and want to help in our quest to push the football program to the championship level,” Purdue vice president and athletics director Morgan Burke said. “They understand the need for a facility that can both help develop student-athletes already on campus and be an attractive selling point to recruits. I thank them for their financial support and for sharing our aspirations for intercollegiate athletics.”
Construction of the new facility is projected to last until August 2017.