HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — James Madison University hopes to raise $12 million to begin work on a planned $88 million convocation center.
Media outlets report that university officials unveiled plans for the center and appealed for donations on Monday.
Athletic director Jeff Bourne says the university needs to secure $12 million in pledges before the architectural phase can begin.
The university plans to finance the remainder of the project through bonds.
The 8,500-seat center would be located on campus. It would be used mainly by the men’s and women’s basketball programs but also would host convocation and graduation, concerts and conventions.
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