Rutgers stadium expansion starts

April 24, 2008 6:04:18 AM PDT
Rutgers University is expanding its football stadium even though it lacks $30 million needed for the job.

The Star-Ledger of Newark reports Gov. Jon S. Corzine and Sen. Raymond Lesniak haven't begun raising the private funds they promised for the $102 million project.

Lesniak concedes it's been slow to start, but he's confident they'll make their goal.

Corzine has said his advisers are researching whether it's ethical for a governor to raise money for the project.

The university also hasn't found a company willing to pay $2 million for naming rights for the 43,000-seat Piscataway stadium.

Rutgers is borrowing $72 million for the project designed to add 14,000 seats.

Information from: The Star-Ledger,