The University of Iowa is seeking approval from the Iowa state Board of Regents for naming rights to the new Football Performance Center and Football Operations Building.
UI is requesting to name the new combined football facility as the Stew and LeNore Hansen Football Performance Center. The combined facility includes the indoor athletics practice and recreation facility and the football operations building.
In documents provided by the Board of Regents, UI says the Hansens are loyal contributors to UI and have been football season ticket holders for more than 25 years. In addition to their gift of $8 million to the Iowa Football Campaign, UI says the Hansens gave a “very generous gift” to the recently completed Carver-Hawkeye Arena expansion and renovation.
Stew Hansen is the former president and general manager of Stew Hansen Dodge City in Des Moines.
UI is requesting to name the new football operations building as the Richard O. Jacobson Football Operations Building.
In documents provided by the board, UI says Jacobson has been a longtime supporter of UI Athletics and recently gave $5 million toward the construction of the new football facility.
Jacobson is chairman emeritus of Jacobson Companies and is a supporter of the UI Tippie College of Business and intercollegiate athletics. In 2007, he gave $3 million to the Tippie College to establish the Richard O. Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship. In 1995, he made “a substantial gift” for the Jacobson Athletic Building. He was given a UI Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000.
Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football