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Ole Miss to enlarge football practice field

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 19, 2014 at 3:23 pm •  Published: June 19, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi will spend $2.4 million to enlarge a football practice field to replace one lost to a parking garage.

The College Board approved plans Thursday to use athletic foundation funds to pay for the project.

Ole Miss, as part of the Manning Center, had one full-length football field and two 60-yard fields.

The university is now building a parking garage on one of the 60-yard fields.

The plan approved Thursday calls for extended the second 60-yard field to a full field. The budget for the project includes $137,000 for design fees, plus money to grade the land, plant grass, install irrigation and floodlights.