Missouri has received a 10th seven-figure donation in the last 11 months, which is a school record for the most donations received during a fiscal year according to the Kansas City Star, the athletic department announced on Wednesday.
The Tigers on Wednesday received an anonymous $1.2 million gift, which will go toward the construction of a new football facility at Memorial Stadium that is expected to open before the 2019 season.
“We continue to be overwhelmed by the generosity of our donors who are stepping forward in record numbers with transformational gifts in support of the Tiger Scholarship Fund and the South End Zone Facility, both of which are critical to the long-term health of Mizzou Athletics,” Mizzou athletic director Jim Sterk said in a statement.
The school never had previously received more than six seven-figure gifts in a year and has now secured more than $47.15 million in funding for the project, which is set to be worth $100 million.
“While we still have work to be done before taking the South End Zone Facility project to the Board of Curators later this summer, the private support we have received thus far has provided great momentum to help make this a facility a reality for our student-athletes, staff and fans,” Sterk said.
Sterk told the Kansas City Star last month that he expects the project to receive approval this summer and break ground in early 2018.
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