Peru State College is raising money to update it football stadium and the main road leading into its campus in Peru in southeast Nebraska.
Stadium improvements include providing handicapped accessibility to the field and adding handrails to an expanded seating area. Other upgrades include new restrooms, concession stands, a plaza area and a press box.
The Legislature has appropriated $7.5 million for the renovation, which will cost about $14 million. Peru Sate is required to raise private money to qualify for the state funds. Brothers Lee and Bill Sapp, who created a chain of interstate truck stops, have pledged $500,000 for the stadium.
The school is also raising money to renovate its entrance, which is expected to cost $2.5 million.