One year after the opening of the Davison Athletics Complex — the cornerstone of the Quest for Excellence capital campaign — Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland unveiled the plans, renderings and timeline for the newest phase of facility improvements at Joe Aillet Stadium.
During a lunchtime press conference in the Jarrell Room of the Davison Athletics Complex Tuesday, McClelland revealed that a new $16.7 million press box and guest suite facility would be built. An additional $1.9 million will be invested in other stadium improvements, including LED lighting, a permanent west side ticket booth, renovations to the west side bathrooms and aesthetic improvements to stadium entry points.
The total price of $18.6 million for the various improvements will be funded 100 percent through private donations.
The cost of these additions combined with the money spent on construction of the Davison Athletics Complex and installation of new field turf last year means over $40 million will have been invested in the facility in a three-year time frame. All of the $40-plus million total has been generated through private investment and other non-state revenue sources.