Baylor Will Begin Construction Of $250 Million Riverfront Stadium In August

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Terrance Williams #2 of the Baylor Bears celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter during a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Waco, Texas. The Baylor Bears defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 45-38. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

The Baylor Bears will begin construction on a brand new, high-dollar stadium in Waco.

The Board of Regents at Baylor University approved last week for the Bears to begin construction of a $250 million riverfront stadium in August, according to a report from the athletic department's website. Baylor's athletic director Ian McCaw called "this a monumental occasion" and "one of the biggest things to happen in the history of Baylor University."

Baylor athletics have been quite successful in the past few years, with appearances deep into the NCAA basketball tournament and an unprecedented women's team last season. But even with all that, nothing quite compares to the Heisman Trophy making its way to Waco with Robert Griffin III winning the award this past season.

At a Waco City Council meeting last week, the Council voted unanimously in support of a $35 million public contribution.

Read more on Baylor athletics at Our Daily Bears and SB Nation Dallas. For more on college football, visit our dedicated NCAA football page.

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