CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A meeting was held Friday with the Coastal Carolina Board of Trustees to authorize plans to move forward with the Brooks Stadium expansion which will not exceed $38 million, CCU said.
CCU will join the Sun Belt Conference effective July 1, 2016. The stadium design will increase the seating capacity to meet NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision requirements, according to a CCU news statement.
The board also approved changes in faculty and staff compensation, including an increase for all faculty and staff excluding the president and members of the President's Council. Additional increases, reflecting recommendations from salary compression, were approved for $400,000 for faculty and $200,000 for staff.
The board also approved land leases and donations, including property that will house a proposed soccer/track and field facility.
"I am confident the Chants will continue to win championships under the Sun Belt name," Commissioner Benson said in a previous statement.
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