ENMU students prepare to vote on new football stadium

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Eastern New Mexico University students are scheduled this week to vote on a proposed $8 million football stadium.

The Portales News-Tribune reports that online voting for full-time students begins Wednesday and continues until Friday. Students are being asked to cover half of the $8 million cost for the new stadium.

The stadium has also garnered support from the community, with local governments and community groups passing resolutions to show their support for what they see as an economic development opportunity.

A quarter of the remaining $4 million will be requested from Portales schools, which would also use the facility. ENMU has agreed to pay $1 million and the other $2 million will be raised by the ENMU Foundation.

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