PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Prairie View A&M University Department of Athletics will officially break ground on its 15,000-seat stadium and athletic complex during a public ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan 30. The ceremony will be held on the grounds south of the William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Building.
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at 11 a.m.
South of the William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Building
Prairie View A&M University
100 University Dr.
Prairie View, Texas
Media parking is available in the lot at the end of T.R. Solomon St.
Brief remarks by:
- John Sharp, Chancellor, Texas A&M System
- Charles Schwartz, Member, Texas A&M System Board of Regents
- Jim Schwertner, Member, Texas A&M System Board of Regents
- John White, Member, Texas A&M System Board of Regents
- Bill Jones, Chairman Emeritus, Texas A&M System Board of Regents
- Roy Perry, Chairman and President, Prairie View A&M Foundation
- Carl Young, President, Prairie View A&M University National Alumni Association
The $60 million project represents a unique partnership between the Prairie View A&M Foundation, the University and its alumni base to produce a state-of-the-art facility for student-athletes. The complex is slated for completion in time for the 2016 football season.
Prairie View A&M University was founded in 1876 and is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in Texas. With an established reputation for producing engineers, business leaders, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through eight colleges and schools. A member of The Texas A&M University System, the University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service. During the University’s 135-year history, nearly 60,000 academic degrees have been awarded.
Contact: Candace M. Johnson
About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 131,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $820 million and help drive the state’s economy.
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