Baylor University athletic department discussed the "Give Light Campaign" Tuesday.
Mack Rhoades made a big announcement regarding a recent $100 million donation to the campaign.
The athletic department tweeted Tuesday that it is "thrilled to announce a lead gift for the Baylor Basketball Pavilion. This new facility will be made possible thanks to recently publicized $100 million anonymous gift as a part of Baylor University’s Give Light Campaign."
The pavilion will be built on the banks of the Brazos River, Rhoades said.
The announcement was made at McLane Stadium.
According to the Give Light Campaign website, they're more than halfway to their $1.1 billion goal. However, the Baylor Basketball Pavilion needs another $30 million from donors before the project can begin, the university said.
There is no timeline yet for the pavilion's construction. When the new facility is finally built, Baylor said it will hold around 7,000 to 7,500 fans, a number the university arrived at via a case study it did on average attendance, home court advantage and other facility trends for NCAA Division 1 programs.
The university said although the capacity will be smaller, the pavilion can still be a site for NCAA Tournament games.
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