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UA Little Rock picks firm for football, marching band feasibility study

The University of Little Rock is moving forward with exploring the option of starting a football program and marching band.{ }

The University of Little Rock is moving forward with exploring the option of starting a football program and marching band.

According to the University, it has selected the firm Convention Sports & Leisure of Plano, Texas, to organize a study on the feasibility of football and a marching band.

The overall purpose of the study is to further evaluate whether a football program and marching band would be a "fiscal and meaningful addition" to UA Little Rock and the Central Arkansas community.

The cost of the study will be split between the city of Little Rock, UA Little Rock Athletics, and The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

The University says their portion of the money will come from private funds.

The selection of the firm in charge of the study is pending approval by the Arkansas Legislative Council.

If approved, the firm will begin its study later in the fall with an anticipated completion date sometime in the spring.

As a result, the study would put exact figures on both a startup and annual cost for Little Rock football.

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