FAU To Name Stadium After Prison Company GEO Group

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When the Florida Atlantic University athletic department completed construction on its $70 million football stadium in 2011, it knew it would need big money player to help its cause.

On Tuesday, it found a partner.

The university called a special meeting of its Board of Trustees to formally accept a gift of $6 million from the Boca Raton-based GEO Group. In exchange for the gift, FAU Stadium be renamed GEO Group Stadium for the next 12 years.

GEO Group is a private correctional facilities company that owns or runs more than 100 properties, operating 73,000 beds across North America, and into Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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