The fee of $10 per semester credit hour will help fund construction of a new football stadium to replace Fouts Field. The fee will go into place when the new stadium that would sit adjacent to the Mean Green Athletic Center opens.I've been a supporter of the stadium since the idea was first proposed, and a post indicating that support has been one of the most-visited writings on this blog.
UNT officials plan to open the stadium in 2011. Groundbreaking for the facility is expected to take place late this year or next spring.
The governor's signature was pretty much a given, but it's nice to see this project clear its final legislative hoop. Between the proposed opening of this stadium and that of the Bush Turnpike Eastern Extension, the fall of 2011 will be, if nothing else, exciting.