|Construction of end-zone seating in Washington-Grizzly
Stadium added 7,000 seats in 1995, which proved to be incredibly insightful.
An NCAA Division I-AA championship that year took UM's football program to
new heights, and the consistently top-ranked Montana Grizzlies have since played to packed houses of more than
18,000 fans in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
The modern stadium and winning football program have combined
to help UM recruit top players and coaches. The Grizzlies hold a Division I-AA record with
eight consecutive football playoff appearances. The national attention UM receives in
athletics has sent the University's star rising nationally.
In fall 1999, a $14.7 million renovation of the Adams Center
provided an updated venue for Griz sports fans to watch basketball and volleyball. The
centerpiece of the remodeling was a facelift for the main basketball arena, which now
includes 5,500 cushioned seats upholstered in UM maroon.