Regents Approve Naming of UI Football Facilities

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Board of Regents, State of Iowa today approved the University of Iowa's requests to name the Iowa football program's operations building the "Richard O. Jacobson Football Operations Building" and the combined Jacobson Football Operations Building and the indoor practice facility the "Stew and LeNore Hansen Football Performance Center" in recognition of their financial gifts to support of the construction of the new facilities at the UI. 

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Members of the UI Foundation's Presidents Club, the Hansen's are loyal contributors to the University of Iowa and have been season ticket holders for more than 25 years. In addition to their extraordinary gift of $8 million to the Iowa Football Legacy Campaign, the Hansen's made a very generous gift to the recently-completed Carver-Hawkeye Arena Enhancement Campaign.

"The friendship we have developed with Stew and LeNore has been very special to Kirk, me, and many staff members within the athletics department," said UI director of athletics Gary Barta. "To be able to name these new facilities after the Hansen's is extremely gratifying and will have a powerful and lasting impact on the football program."

"We are honored to become a part of the University of Iowa campus through the Stew and LeNore Hansen Football Performance Center," said Stew Hansen. "This `state-of-the-art' facility will greatly enhance the already well-established football program and provide extraordinary benefits for the Hawkeyes both now and in the future."


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