May 18-19, 2000


ITEM 107-1022-R0500       Dornblaser Track Improvements; The University of Montana-Missoula


THAT:                                    Consistent with the provisions of MCA 20-25-302, the Board of Regents of the Montana University System authorizes The University of Montana to implement steps necessary to renovate the Dornblaser Stadium facility.  Private donations will fund this project, estimated to cost $400,000.


EXPLANATION:                  The Dornblaser Stadium facility was constructed in the 1960s.  A new football stadium was built on campus in 1986. Since that time Dornblaser Stadium has been used for track and field only.  The existing bleachers had deteriorated to the point that they were no longer safe and were removed in 1999.  The primary use of this facility is collegiate track and field with occasional high school events and State meets.  The new bleachers will also provide ADA accessibility to the facility.  New concessions and restroom facilities will be constructed under the new bleachers.  Renovations will also include a new irrigation system for the infield, a new marshaling area, and other site improvements.