U of Alabama in Huntsville To Provide Less Than 50 Percent Of Budget For Revived Hockey Program

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The revived hockey program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville will be required to get more than half its budget from sources beyond the school.

UAH President Robert Altenkirch, who overturned the decision to scrap the program last month, outlined the restructured budget of the hockey program Tuesday in a meeting with The Times editorial board.

Under the new plan, UAH will provide $650,000 to the projected $1.5 million annual budget cited by the school to have a competitive NCAA Division I hockey program. That leaves $850,000 - or 57 percent - to come from other sources.

Those other sources, Altenkirch said, will come "from a combination of ticket sales, corporate sponsorships, advertising, fundraising, you name it."

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