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AMES, Iowa Iowa State University Athletic Director Jamie Pollard made an "exciting announcement" during the weekly athletics news conference Monday.
Pollard said ISU has secured a $25 million gift from Roy and Bobbi Reiman to jump-start a project to transform the south end of Jack Trice Stadium and create a new entrance to the ISU campus and Reiman Gardens.
The project must still be approved by the Iowa Board of Regents. It is expected to go before the board in February.
Pollard said he hopes to have the project completed by the 2015 playing season.
Pollard said plans for the stadium expansion are still under development. He said the dream for the project was started five years ago.
He said he hopes construction could start next spring.
Pollard said they need to sit down with architects to decide how to best proceed.
Football coach Paul Rhoads said the project will have a big impact on the game day atmosphere. He said it will have an impact on recruiting.