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Purchase of Bowman Gray Stadium By WSSU Approved By NC General Assembly

6:45 PM, Jul 26, 2013   |    comments
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Thursday, the North Carolina General Assembly approved the purchase of Bowman Gray Stadium.

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) plays all of it homes games there have been in talks with the City of Winston-Salem for months.

Friday, WSSU's Chancellor Donald Reeves issued a statement thanking all who helped made it happen and about what it means for the university.

"That we are pleased with the outcome of the vote in the North Carolina General Assembly regarding the University's purchase of Bowman Gray Stadium is an understatement. We are also tremendously thankful for the support that we have received from so many friends of the University over the last two years as we sought to acquire the stadium and the 94 acres of land adjacent to the campus. This property is crucial to the future growth and development of Winston-Salem State University.

Today's approval by the General Assembly is the culmination of an effort that began more than two years ago. In that effort, we were fortunate to have the support of President Tom Ross and the UNC General Administration, the UNC Board of Governors and the WSSU Board of Trustees, each of which recognized the importance of this acquisition. The support of city leadership, including Mayor Allen Joines, Mayor Pro Tem Vivian Burke, City Manager Lee Garrity, members of the City Council who approved the transaction and others was invaluable, and we are so thankful to have local partners who understand the importance of growth to future generations of WSSU students."

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