I found this article while randomly searching for NIU news. Could this be the start to getting the Yorden center paid off and getting the IPF started?
HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS
The sale was done after the Illinois Board of Higher Education on Dec. 7 approved the renovation project.
The BOT voted in October to issue bonds not to exceed $135 million to be used for projects that will include the renovation of residential spaces; upgrades of electrical, heating and ventilation systems; renovations at Holmes Student Center; improvements to campus roads and parking lots; and improvements to intramural facilities on the west side of campus.
The largest share of the money – $112 million – will be used to fund improvements on campus. The remaining amount will be used to refinance existing debt to take advantage of low-interest rates and governmental bonds that will provide a refund on interest rates, Peters has said.
NIU Campus Improvement Projects
• New Intramural Sports Complex: Potential facilities include two softball/baseball fields, two football/rugby fields and two soccer/lacrosse fields, some of which might have artificial turf. Also might include sand volleyball courts, bathrooms, a concession stand, spectator seating, scoreboards and equipment storage.
I find this to be very promising but I also could be seeing more into this than what really is.
So what do you think?