Duke trustees OK football stadium renovations, budget

From staff reportsMay 10, 2014 

— Duke University’s board of trustees on Saturday approved big upgrades to Wallace Wade Stadium and a $2.2 billion operating budget for the next fiscal year.

The $15 million renovations at the football stadium will kick off after this year’s season and are funded by private donations. Workers will lower the playing field to make room for new field-level seating. A later phase of renovations will replace the Finch-Yeager Building with a stadium press tower.

The stadium overhaul is among several big construction projects on the horizon at Duke. Also on Saturday, the trustees approved $322 million in building projects, including the new Student Health and Wellness Center as well as renovations to the West Union and the Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Duke’s operating budget includes $136 million for undergraduate financial aid, a 4.5 percent increase from this year’s budget. Much of that increase addresses a 3.9 percent increase in the total cost of attendance – tuition, room and board – for the 2014-15 academic year.

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