TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - After sitting out spring practice last year, the Florida A&M Rattlers will participate in spring football this spring thanks to a successful appeal of APR sanctions. The problem is, Bragg Stadium is in need of a face lift, and that face lift doesn't come cheap.
Last month, it was announced that Bragg Memorial Stadium, home of the Rattlers, needed around $600,000 worth of structural repairs and stair replacements, or else FAMU would have to find a new home turf.
On Wednesday, Athletic Director Milton Overton confirmed that FAMU will play football at Bragg Stadium through a statement issued to WTXL.
The statement reads as follows:
The Florida A&M University Rattlers will play football at Bragg Stadium. Although there are some areas of the stadium which require repairs, our plan is to play the spring game there as well as fall football. Engineers have provided a plan and timeline to complete the immediate repairs before the first home game in 2017.
Fans and friends of FAMU Athletics who are interested in contributing towards the efforts can go to www.famubuildingchampions.com or call 850-599-3860.