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May 26, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: Coffey

Board of Regents approves Northwest indoor facility

A multi-year campaign to fund an indoor multipurpose facility on the Northwest Missouri State University campus came to a successful conclusion yesterday afternoon when the Northwest Board of Regents awarded the construction contract to E.L. Crawford Construction of St. Joseph.

The board authorized the project to not exceed $18,775,000, while the contract is worth $15,243,000. Four bids were considered for the project and Vice-President of Finance Stacy Carrick says the E.L. Crawford bid came in under their projected cost for the facility.

In a related agenda item, the Board approved naming the indoor complex after the Carl and Cheryl Hughes family. The Hughes family committed a significant gift to the project through the Hughes Family Foundation.  Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski says the gift from the Hughes family played a large role in offsetting the cost of the facility.

Maryville city residents last November approved a transient guest tax to help fund the project as well. Groundbreaking for the Hughes Family Center will be held June 15 with the project slated for completion in August 2018.