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State Building Commission approves funding for New Holland Pavilions

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - New cattle and horse pavilions will be built in Madison in time for next fall's World Dairy Expo.  

The final piece of the funding puzzle was put in place Wednesday, when the State Building Commission approved $9 million to build the New Holland Pavilions. Two multi-purpose facilities will replace the current barns at Madison's Alliant Energy Center, for almost $24 million.

World Dairy Expo, Dane County, the Wisconsin Horse Council, and the Midwest Horse Fair also provided funding. New Holland spent a half-million dollars for naming rights.

The new pavilions will have an extra 100,000 square feet under roofs. Construction begins after the Horse Fair in April.  

Also, the Building Commission approved design and planning work for a new chemistry and biology building at UW-Stevens Point, with more classroom space to ease cramped conditions.  

The panel also okayed construction of a new student center at UW-La Crosse, and design work for a new science lab facility on that campus. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)