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Associated Press | June 27, 2014

Mississippi plans to enlarge football practice field

OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippi will spend $2.4 million to enlarge a football practice field to replace one lost to a parking garage.

The College Board approved plans Thursday to use athletic foundation funds to pay for the project.

Ole Miss, as part of the Manning Center, had one full-length football field and two 60-yard fields.

The university is now building a parking garage on one of the 60-yard fields.

The plan approved Thursday calls for extended the second 60-yard field to a full field. The budget for the project includes $137,000 for design fees, plus money to grade the land, plant grass, install irrigation and floodlights.

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