UNT Unveils Apogee Stadium

By Greg Janda
|  Friday, Aug 12, 2011  |  Updated 10:04 PM CDT
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It took less than two years to complete the new $78-million dollar stadium at the University of North Texas.

Kim Fischer, NBCDFW.com

It took less than two years to complete the new $78-million dollar stadium at the University of North Texas.

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The University of North Texas and Apogee announced on Friday a 20-year naming-rights sponsorship for its new football stadium.

Apogee, which provides network access to campuses (including UNT), will spend $20 million in the deal, which is described as the second largest naming-rights agreement for college football stadiums.

"UNT found an ideal teammate in Apogee, a Texas-based company that shares our commitment to higher education and to having positive economic and social impacts. We know firsthand Apogee's stellar quality and commitment to students and through this new partnership we are able to improve the environment for our students and our communities," said UNT President V. Lane Rawlins said in a press release.

The new stadium has a capacity of nearly 31,000, with 21 luxury suites, 750 club-level seats, banquet space, a team spirit apparel store, and multiple training facilities in what UNT has named the Mean Green Village.

The first football game in Apogee Stadium will match UNT against Houston on Sept. 10.

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