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James Madison raising money for new convocation center

 

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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