The University of Oregon announced plans to build new football offices close to Autzen Stadium and is currently in discussions with Nike co-founder Phil Knight about financing the project.
UO already has several new building projects under construction or already completed with financing from Knight, including a learning center and new baseball and basketball venues.
The building, to be erected next to or near the Casanova Center and Autzen Stadium, would be constructed under the same mechanism by which Knight financed the athletic treatment center in the Cas Center and the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes.
In both cases, Oregon temporarily leased the space to a Knight corporation, which built the structures and then donated them as gifts to the university. That mechanism gave Knight, through his trusted operative, Howard Slusher, control over the high-end projects — and enabled the university to profess no knowledge about the actual costs.
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