PULLMAN – Washington State athletic director Bill Moos this week notified donors to the school’s Martin Stadium Phase III remodeling project he wants to change the plan.
In a letter to the project’s contributors he let them know he’s recommended to President Elson S. Floyd and the board of regents moving the project from the stadium’s north to south side, where the press box now sits.
“Not only would this be a more cost efficient approach, but also would enable us to address such concerns as access, inclement weather, parking and the overall aesthetic appeal of the facility,” Moos wrote. “Suites, loge seating, club seats and a club room would still be a part of the plan. It would also allow us to construct a modern and efficient press box which was not included in the original concept.”
He also has made an addition to the project, formally proposing to build a football operations building in the west end zone, where the scoreboard now sits.
That facility, according to Moos, would “house all aspects of the football program including locker room, weight room, equipment room, training room, meeting rooms, coaches’ offices, players’ lounge, and an entertainment area that would serve as the training table during the week and a VIP room on game days.”
Moos concludes the letter asking for support of the revised plan.
“I am hopeful that you will agree to participate,” Moos writes, “as your willingness to stay involved is essential to our ability to proceed.”
The letter does not include a cost figure. The original Phase III on the north side was slated to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $33 million. As of October, WSU had raised more than half that amount.