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02-10-2006, 10:42 AM
Hammons just donated 25 million to MSU for a new arena "JQH Arena". Guess it would suck to have that much money to have to give away.

02-10-2006, 10:43 AM
Maybe we should get togeher and celebrate!

02-10-2006, 10:44 AM

02-10-2006, 10:50 AM

Mainly but ....

Missouri State University has scheduled a news conference Friday morning to announce a major gift to the university. Sources believe a new arena will be built with the donations.And while school officials were tight-lipped about the details Thursday, speculation has been swirling around the campus for months that a new arena is in the works.

The university`s campus master plan even shows a "arena-convention center" on campus master plan drawings, located just east of the existing Hammons Student Center. The site is currently a parking lot.

The master plan called for the "arena-convention center" to be built with 5 to 10 years of the school`s centennial, which was in 2005, as an "expansion of Hammons Student Center, an open arena for special university events." The plan also calls for the facility to serve as a site for conventions, trade shows and exhibits hosted on campus.

The current Hammons Student Center is celebrating its 30th year of service this season.

It holds less than 9,000 fanss, which is the second smallest arena in the Missouri Valley.

The news conference is scheduled for 10:30 Friday morning. Stay tuned to KOLR10 News for details.

(artists image courtesy Missouri State University)

Link (http://kolr10.com/news/default.asp?mode=shownews&id=4776)

02-10-2006, 10:56 AM
Thats pretty cool...its tough to imagine though...space wise...

02-10-2006, 10:57 AM
Who is Hammons?

02-10-2006, 11:02 AM
Who is Hammons?

A major owner and builder of hotel and convention spaces.
Also does other types of developments such as Tiffany Springs Golf in KC.

He likes to put his name on a lot of stuff at Missouri State (SMS).

02-10-2006, 11:06 AM
Who is Hammons?
Pretty much everything is named aftrer him around here...

Hammons Dorm
Hammons Tower
Hammons Field
Hammons Fountain
Hammons Business Enterprise Building
Junatia K. Hammons (wife) Preformance Hall

Thats just the tip of the iceberg.

02-10-2006, 11:11 AM
Dang. Maybe instead of Missouri State University they should've gone for Hammons State.

02-10-2006, 11:25 AM
hammons is just the local quasi-mafioso lookin' old mothafugga who's got a SH*TLOAD of cash--

-EB-...that is all

02-10-2006, 12:20 PM
Dang. Maybe instead of Missouri State University they should've gone for Hammons State.

or just change spfld to John Q.

02-10-2006, 03:49 PM
Confirmation: http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060210/NEWS01/60210005

02-10-2006, 08:15 PM
Confirmation: http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060210/NEWS01/60210005
Its yet to confirmed but we believe Mr. Hammons bought Jimnasium.