$14 million residence complex almost done at Missouri school

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JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) _ The construction of a $14 million residence hall complex and a field house at Missouri Southern State University are set to be completed this summer.

The Joplin Globe reports the complex, which will house 200 students in 51 apartments, is scheduled to be finished by June 1. The complex, composed of six three-story buildings, will icrease the school’s available housing to about 900 units. It also features a Federal Emergency Management Agency storm shelter that can hold up to 2,000 people.

According to Ron Mitchell, dean of students, this is the university’s first dormitory project in 15 years.

A field house with offices for the baseball, softball and football coaching staffs is also near completion. It features locker rooms and a rehabilitation room for football players.

The $9 million, 40,000-square-foot building is expected to be finished by the end of July.

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