Ambitious OSU plan rouses anger among campus neighbors

Sunday, November 27th 2005, 7:07 pm
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Some of the renovation plans for Oklahoma State University's Boone Pickens Stadium could cost several local residents their homes.

About 400 current homes and businesses on 100 acres would need to be acquired under OSU's plan for a new athletic village, just north of the stadium.

The land has an estimated worth of up to $40-million.

OSU could buy the land under its right of eminent domain if homeowners do not agree to sell their property.

The university announced plans to construct the village in two phases. The first would occur through the next three to five years.

The final phase will take up to 20 years, giving some home owners more planning time.

The village could cost up to $400-million.