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Cole Field House renovation increased to $196 million as project is expanded 'in scope'

Cole Field House renovation increased to $196 million as project is expanded 'in scope'

Two days after Maryland president Wallace D. Loh welcomed hundreds to the official opening of the school’s indoor practice facility at Cole Field House — the first phase of a project that reportedly would cost $155 million — the university disclosed on its website that the cost had increased by more than 25 percent.

In an Aug. 4 news release about the opening of the first phase to what Loh had called “ the largest fundraising project in the history of the University of Maryland,” the fact that the project was now costing $196 million was mentioned in a photo caption showing Loh and others on stage during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

A university spokesman confirmed Tuesday...

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