Florida A&M "Will Play Football At Bragg Memorial" According To Athletic Director

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Posted at 1:11 AM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 09:24:00-05

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. 

The Florida A&M University Foundation and FAMU Department of Athletics have developed a comprehensive fundraising strategy to generate $5 million toward an enhanced sports program at FAMU.
FAMU alumni and other supporters have responded positively by contributing more than $20,099 within the first two weeks of the new Bragg Stadium Renovations Campaign. The campaign is an effort to raise $5 million dollars to move the Department of Athletics forward in a comprehensive way rather than to apply patch work. The Bragg Stadium renovation project will include the immediate stadium repairs needed and build out an All Sports Complex at Bragg to replace the existing field house.

Fans and friends of FAMU Athletics who are interested in contributing towards the efforts can go to or call 850-599-3860.


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