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Baylor Bears Approve $250 Million for New Football Stadium

Sarah Glenn, Getty Images
Sarah Glenn, Getty Images

It appears the Baylor Bear’s will be getting a new football stadium in the very near future.

Baylor regents have approved building a $250 million on campus football stadium along the Brazos River.

University regents unanimously approved the plan Thursday, pending the Waco City Council approving $35 million in public funds.

Baylor’s hopeful to have the 45,000-seat stadium ready in time for the 2014 season. The Bears currently play at Floyd Casey Stadium, which was built in 1950, and as will all aging buildings has maintenance issues.

Baylor’s coming off one of its top seasons in program history, which included starting quarterback Robert Griffin III winning the Heisman Trophy and being selected second overall in the NFL draft by the Washington Redskins.

Griffin on Wednesday signed a four-year, $21 million contract with Washington.

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