Dec. 7, 2006
Vol. 26 No. 6

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    Maroons salute biggest fan, philanthropist Bernard DelGiorno

    On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Stagg Field Renovation Reception and Groundbreaking honored Bernard DelGiorno’s $2 million gift commitment and commemorated the last home football game of the season. DelGiorno, perhaps the Maroons’ biggest football fan, has missed only one home football game since 1969. The gift from DelGiorno (A.B.,’54, A.B.,’55, M.B.A.,’55) will replace Stagg Field’s current grass with artificial turf, add lighting and provide additional activity space for club, varsity and physical education sports programs. These renovations will increase annual student use of the field from 100 varsity athletes to 1,000 student athletes. The University will complete its design to resurface the track concurrently with the design for the new field and light project.