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Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento

August 28, 2006

Sacramento State breaks ground for new sports facility


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Groundbreaking: Broad Athletic Facility

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez is joined by community leaders, alums and athletes as the University takes a major step for its athletics program—the groundbreaking for the Broad Athletic Facility.

The 26,000 square-foot field house is the first component of the multi-faceted Alex G. Spanos Sports and Recreation Complex.

The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation is providing a $2 million leadership gift for this new field house, which is designed for intercollegiate athletics.

News media and invited guests attended the groundbreaking ceremony at Sacramento State on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the south end of Hornet Stadium. Speakers included:

  • Alexander Gonzalez
    President, Sacramento State
  • Pamela Stewart
    Co-chair, President’s Executive Committee
  • Holly Tiche
    President, Placer Ranch—a Broad Project
  • Terry Wanless
    Sacramento State Athletic Director
  • John Gesek
    Alum, two-time Super Bowl winner
  • Tyson Butler
    Linebacker, Sacramento State Football Team

Groundbreaking ceremonies also include special appearances by the Sac State Cheer Squad, Dance Team, and the Hornet Football Team.

For more information on Eli and Edythe Broad and the Broad Athletic Facility House visit

For media assistance, contact public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •


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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •