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CSU President Tony Frank expected to recommend on-campus stadium on Monday

Colorado State president Tony Frank will make an announcement recommending the green-lighting of a project to build a new football stadium on campus on Monday.

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Colorado State University president Tony Frank is expected to make an announcement on Monday recommending the green-lighting of an on-campus football stadium project to the CSU board of directors.

The Rams have been playing in Hughes Stadium, which is off campus, since it opened in 1968. The idea for an on-campus stadium came from Athletic Director Jack Graham, a former CSU quarterback who was instilled after giving Frank the stadium idea in late 2011.

However, even with the announcement being made, there will still be hurdles to clear for the project. Most of them will involve the funding needed to build a stadium on the Ft. Collins campus.

If approved, a stadium likely wouldn't be built right away, requiring private donations to reach a certain threshold. A new stadium would be costly to build and require large amounts of funding, and construction on a stadium would be held back until the monetary needs have been met.

According to a report by the Stadium Advisory Committee, the Rams could have a new home by 2015 or 2016 if everything goes according to plan.