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Three Rivers trustees approve new sports complex

(Source: Three Rivers College) (Source: Three Rivers College)
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

The Three Rivers College Board of Trustees approved a new sports complex on Wednesday night, January 20.

According to Three Rivers assistant basketball coach Brian Bess, it will be called the Libla Family Sports Complex.

The new complex will replace the Bess Activity Center as the home of the Raiders and Lady Raiders basketball teams.

On May 12, 2015, the Libla family made a seven-figure donation to Three Rivers College.

And shortly after, administrators announced their plans to build a new sports complex on campus.

"We're proud to help Three Rivers College launch this endeavor, and this is part of our commitment to giving back to the community as much as we can," said David Libla at the time of the donation.  "By having this project named for the Libla family, it serves as a remembrance of our parents, and hopefully inspires our children and grandchildren to continue giving back to this community which has given so much to us."

Plans for the complex include a 75,000-square-foot building with a 3,000 seat gymnasium, and updated training and locker rooms.

It will also include a Three Rivers Sports Hall of Fame, and offices for the coaches.

It will also have a FEMA-certified safe room that will be able to withstand an F5 tornado costing around $2.5 million dollars, which will be paid for by a SEMA/FEMA grant.

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