Good morning from St. Simons Island, where the UGA Athletic Association board of directors will meet today and tomorrow.
The Athletic Association’s budget for fiscal year 2011, which runs from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011, will be presented for approval this morning. The association had an $84.8 million budget for fiscal 2010. The fiscal 2011 budget is expected to be roughly the same.
The board also will get a financial report on fiscal 2010 results and a report from athletics director Damon Evans on the 2009-10 sports year.
With three major construction projects currently underway -– the expansion of the Butts-Mehre building, the renovation of Stegeman Coliseum and the addition of a plaza in the Reed Alley area adjacent to Sanford Stadium –- no new projects of such scale are expected to be approved today. However, the board likely will approve a plan to install new chairback seats throughout the baseball stadium. Foley Field currently has a combination of chairback and bleacher-style seating.
A progress report is expected on the ongoing $39.5 million Butts-Mehre project, approved at the board’s spring 2009 meeting.
Check back here for updates from the meetings.