Members of the Missouri Western State University Football team enter the newly renovated Spratt Stadium during the start of their opening game of the 2016 season as they faced off against Nebraska Kearney on Thursday.

Construction will begin this fall on the Griffon Athletics Hall of Fame presented by Rogers Pharmacy, Missouri Western announced on Wednesday.

Located inside the Crawford Den in the Hall of Fame Room of Spratt Stadium, the space will showcase and preserve the stories and accomplishments of the 110 individual members, 11 teams and one corporate partner.

“The impact of this gift will be felt and celebrated by past, present and future Griffons,” Missouri Western vice president for intercollegiate athletics Dr. Josh Looney said. “Creating a physical Hall of Fame space in the renovated Spratt Stadium provides the opportunity to forever honor Griffon greats while reaching out to our future.”

The design phase of the space will take place in August with the finalization of concepts and construction to begin in early fall 2019. An estimated completion date of early 2020 has been set.

Amenities in the Hall of Fame will include visual tributes of the 122 current inductees along with other moments in Griffon history. The 2019 class will be enshrined during Rogers Pharmacy Hall of Fame weekend on October 25-26.

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