South End Zone Groundbreaking Set for Saturday

April 8, 2014

RUSTON - The halftime entertainment for Saturday's annual T-Day Spring Football Game will be a little different, but it will hold some significant value for Louisiana Tech faithful.

During halftime on Saturday, University President Les Guice, Athletics Director Tommy McClelland and a number of dignitaries will participate in a ground breaking ceremony for the south end zone project. The facility is the centerpiece of the University's on-going "Quest for Excellence" capital campaign geared toward greatly enhancing athletic facilities.

The ceremony will take place on the southwest hill inside Joe Aillet Stadium. LA Tech fans in attendance at the game will be able to see and enjoy the historical and eagerly awaited event.

McClelland said that construction of the new complex which will close the south end of Joe Aillet Stadium is expected to begin as early as next week. In late October, McClelland and Guice unveiled updated plans for the 70,000-square-foot-plus facility, which signifies the University's commitment to putting a stronghold on its place as a top tier institution.

McClelland said that the projected operational date for the building is in August of 2015.

The T-Day Spring Football game will kick off Saturday at 1 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium as head coach Skip Holtz's Bulldogs culminate spring drills. Gates to the stadium will open at 11 a.m. (northwest gate-only).

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