Kansas is set to sink a whole lot of money into revamping its football program.
Kansas has consistently been one of the worst football programs in the nation. The Jayhawks have won three or less games in every season since 2010, and went 0-12 in 2015.
The last time KU made a bowl was 2008. Yea, it hasn’t been a good stretch.
But maybe things are looking up. On Wednesday, Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger announced a major investment into the the Jayhawks’ football program—a $300 million dollar investment, that is.
Apart from renovations to Memorial Stadium (which has not been renovated in nearly 20 years), there are also plans to build an indoor facility—which seems quite overdue in the year 2017.
“I’m going to say this quick and then be done with it. In three weeks, we will have the renderings for a new stadium,” Zenger said at a fundraising event in Kansas City, via KUSports.com. “The numbers will approach around $300 million dollars.”
“The stuff we’re going to do first is like I talked about, things that we should’ve had 10 years ago,” Zenger said. “At the top of the list is an indoor facility. So as we begin the stadium, we’re going to start with an indoor facility. We’re going to do things that will help young guys on the field.”
Hopefully the massive investment will translate to results on the field.