MIT gets $1M from Steinbrenner Foundation

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – The Steinbrenner Foundation has given the Massachusetts Institute of Technology $1 million to upgrade an athletic stadium named for New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner’s father.

MIT said in statement Tuesday that it planned to build a new pathway and entrance to Steinbrenner Stadium, along with a new press box and improvements in lighting and seating.

The stadium was built in 1978 with proceeds from another donation from the foundation.

Henry G. Steinbrenner received his bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and engineering from MIT in 1927. He was also a two-time track and field All-American and won a national championship in the low hurdles in his senior year.

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