ISU athletics director Jamie Pollard announces today a $25 million gift from the founders of Reiman Publications has jumpstarted plans to enclose the south end zone and create an "inspiring" campus entrance to Iowa State University.
The plan will go to the Board of Regents in February for approval. Pollard hopes the renovation can begin after the 2014 football season with designs of a completion in time for the 2015 season.
"Truly a great day to be a Cyclone," said Pollard, who found out about the gift while boarding a flight for Iowa State's football game at Oklahoma on Nov. 16.
Pollard hopes the gift inspires other donors to give as well. He wouldn't estimate the total cost of the renovation.
There are no real goals in terms of reaching capacity, as Pollard doesn't want to overbuild Jack Trice Stadium and sacrifice some of its boisterous gameday atmosphere.
"I personally want to add my thank-you to Roy and Bobbi for generous gift and what it means to Cylcones football," head coach Paul Rhoads said. "Kids, fans, recruiting efforts.
"More excitement for us on the recruiting front."