Regents Approve Pat Neff Hall Renovations and Grass Field

July 19, 1996

WACO, Texas - Baylor University's Board of Regents today approved expenditures of $595,000 toward the renovation of the first floor of Pat Neff Hall and also voted to install a natural grass field at Floyd Casey Stadium.

Pat Neff Hall is the main administration building at Baylor built in 1939. Renovations to the building will be in several phases beginning with the first floor of the 6-story structure.

Baylor Regents approved plans for a natural grass field at Casey Stadium, home of the Bears' football team, and to have the new turf installed for the 1997 season. Funding arrangements and selection of a company contracted to do the work will be discussed at a later board meeting.

In other action, the Regents:

* Approved a feasibility study of $375,000 for continuing design work on a new Student Life building, a $15 million facility for student use;

* Approved a feasibility study of $45,000 for plans to upgrade Baylor's baseball and softball complex;

* Approved a feasibility study of $30,000 for sky boxes at Casey Stadium. The sky boxes would provide for private seating for corporations or individuals for home football games.

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