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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Johnny Allison gives $5 million to Arkansas State to enhance football stadium

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click to enlarge NEW LOOK: Changes plan to ASU stadium. - BUSINESS
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Businessman Johnny Allison, an ASU grad, has given the Athletic Department $5 million, its biggest single individual gift, for a press box expansion and "concourse level amenities."

The Centennial Expansion project will include a complete overhaul to the stadium press box, expanding it to 35,741 square feet. The face of the stadium will be redesigned to include 42 loge boxes, 20 suites and 300 club seats in its revenue-generating areas. The suites will average 433 square feet each.

Full details here. It also was announced that the ASU game with Missouri to open the 2015 season will be played in Jonesboro.

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