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Grand opening

The Club 27 presidential skybox at Aggie Memorial Stadium offers panoramic views of the field to visiting alumni and dignitaries. DARREN PHILLIPS

Club 27, the newest in a series of improvements to Aggie Memorial Stadium, is also an opportunity for the university to connect with its community partners and alumni. The skybox was funded exclusively through private donations, including $1 million from Stan Fulton, owner of the Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, and an additional contribution from Citizens Bank of Las Cruces. “We are extremely pleased to be a contributor to the Club 27 project and New Mexico State University,” says George Ruth, president of Citizens Bank of Las Cruces. “Our partnership and friendship with the university over the years has benefited both institutions and the Las Cruces community.” “We’re excited to renew a partnership with our friends at Citizens Bank of Las Cruces,” NMSU President Garrey Carruthers says. “We’re also grateful for the continuing support of Stan Fulton. Both were instrumental in making this a reality.” Carruthers credited Rick Baugh, general manager of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, for the original vision to have a place at Aggie Memorial Stadium dedicated to hosting donors and guests. “Club 27 is a place where we can reconnect with our alumni, some of whom may not have been on campus for many years,” Carruthers says. “That’s what happened when we invited the Rice brothers to campus during Homecoming last fall. Their family was able to reconnect with the university and they have continued to support and engage with students in various ways. We can also host our military partners, such as ROTC, veterans services and local area commanders.” Club 27 provides space for the university to entertain guests as well as visiting university presidents. The space can also be rented during high school football games at the stadium and for special events. For more information about renting the facility, call 575-646-5567 or email Justin Bannister ’03 ’13


Club 27 connects community partners and alumni with NMSU

NMSU Provost Dan Howard, center, along with Regent Mike Cheney, second from right, Athletic Director Mario Moccia, far right, and other community leaders participate in a ribbon-cutting event at the site of the new Club 27 presidential skybox at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Panoramic views from the box allow visitors to see the entire Mesilla Valley.

Spring 2016 | New Mexico State University | Panorama


Panorama - Spring 2016  

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