More than $3.4 million in state funding has been approved for nearly a dozen sports and recreation facility projects on the main campus of the University of New Mexico.
These projects, originally passed by lawmakers during the recent 2020 regular session, have since also won the approval of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
The largest appropriation at $1.6 million is going for a variety of improvements at the school’s 60 year-old outdoor Dreamstyle Stadium, home to the UNM Lobos football team.
The UNM’s women’s soccer, softball, and volleyball facilities are getting more than $450,000 for upgrade work; while the improvements to the school’s baseball and basketball facilities won exactly $450,000 in funding out of Santa Fe.
Lawmakers also approved around $750,000 for the Olympic Sports training facility, and $150,000 for improvements to the school’s McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium.
Exactly $140,000 was also approved for track and cross country facility improvements on the campus, with $20,000 going for improvements to the men’s and women’s golf team facilities.
Of the 36 UNM capital outlay facility and infrastructures approved by the legislature, the Governor signed on to thirty one, with a total dollar value of more than $6.5 million.
By Garry Boulard
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