For decades SMU’s Moody Coliseum has been the site of so many important events — athletic events, concerts, local high school graduations, university commencements, etc. But since the new neighbor (Bush Center) moved in across the way this spring, it’s really needed some spiffing up.
Still something like that is quite an undertaking, don’t you know?
The project calls for “new seating, extensive renovations to the entry lobby and concourse, technology enhancements and improvements to office suites, restrooms and locker rooms.”
Luckily PlainsCapital Bank has come to the rescue by pledging to “sponsor a portion of the Moody Coliseum renovation project at SMU in Dallas through a generous multi-year donation.”
According to PlainsCapital Corporation Chairman and CEO Alan B. White, “PlainsCapital Bank is committed to giving back to the communities where we do business. We understand the importance of good corporate citizenship and we are proud to be a sponsor of the Moody Coliseum renovation project that’s sure to be enjoyed by future generations in the Dallas Community.”
Instead writing a nice thank you note on Crane stock or sending an arrangement of peonies, the SMU folks are going to feature PlainsCapital Bank’s name and logo “exclusively on top of the Moody Coliseum scoreboard located above center court and on a plaque that will hang in the Champions Room of the renovated facility.”
“We are very thankful for PlainsCapital’s generous donation and their commitment to improving our facilities and making Moody Coliseum a distinguished sports and events facility,” said Tim Leonard, SMU’s senior associate athletics director. “This revitalization project wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of companies such as PlainsCapital Bank.”
The renovations are scheduled for completion in December 2013.
* Graphic courtesy of SMU