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May 2010

SWOSU Getting New Events Center

 

Photo of Bill Cole.
SWOSU will be getting a new events center thanks to the Weatherford voters and SWOSU students.

A new events center will be built at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
           
Weatherford voters recently approved a penny sales tax extension to finance various projects, and one of the projects that will be supported is the new events center, which will be built just south of Milam Stadium on the SWOSU campus.
           
 The 75,000-square-foot center with a seating capacity of 4,000 will be available for both community and university groups for athletic events, conferences, trade shows, tournaments and more. The center will also serve as the new home for the SWOSU men’s and women’s basketball teams and women’s volleyball squad.
           
“We at SWOSU are obviously very excited,” said SWOSU President Randy Beutler. “This is a bold move by the Weatherford citizens to support a great, new venue for large community events. This will be a tremendous benefit for Weatherford and SWOSU.”

Beutler said planning and construction will start as soon as possible.

Weatherford voters approved the center with 62.9 percent voting “yes.”

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