Wed., November 17, 2010 7:58am (EST)

Kennesaw St. Students Approve Football Fee
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

KENNESAW, Ga.  —  
Kennesaw State University president (left) was joined by legendary football coach Vince Dooley (right) when the school announced in September it was moving ahead to build a football program.(Photo: Edgar Treiguts)
Kennesaw State University president (left) was joined by legendary football coach Vince Dooley (right) when the school announced in September it was moving ahead to build a football program.(Photo: Edgar Treiguts)
Kennesaw State University is one step closer to getting a football team. Students have voted to support a $100 fee per semester to pay for a football program and expand women's sports.

The fee would take effect in fall 2012 and the team would begin playing in 2014. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that about 55 percent of students voting in an online survey last week supported the fee.

The university now has to raise between $8 million and $12 million in private donations to pay for startup costs. The state's Board of Regents will have the final say on the school's business plan, which would include the formal request for the $100 student fee.