Mississippi Valley State University has begun its grassroots campaign to raise $2 million for a total rehabilitation of Rice-Totten Stadium’s football field and its track surface.
To get to its fundraising goal, MVSU is requesting the community’s assistance.
The $2 million cost for the “Touchdown 4 Turf” campaign includes adding new turf for the football field and a new track surface, according to MVSU.
The new turf and surface would also be used for high school football games and track and field matches as well as concerts and other events.
“The field will be lined for football and soccer and allow for multi-sport training throughout the year. It will also be available for many community-based activities and rental as well,” said Dianthia Ford-Kee, MVSU’s athletics director.
“This upgrade to Rice-Totten Stadium permits us to offer the best possible experience to our students and student-athletes moving forward,” Dr. Jerryl Briggs, MVSU’s president, said in a statement. “Any time we can make significant improvements to our facilities without relying on tax dollars, it constitutes a win for our university as well as our community.”
Interested donors can make financial contributions ranging from $25 to over $50,000. For more information, visit mvsu.edu, mvsusports.com or mvsuvclub.com.