UCF officials pitched the local Orange County Tourist Development Tax Citizen Advisory Task Force on Friday as part of the university’s request for $176.6 million in public funding for facility upgrades to its athletics village, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The pitch is part of UCF’s broader Mission 12 initiative, a nearly $270-million fundraising campaign tied to UCF’s transition to the Big 12 Conference on July 1.

UCF’s request for funds, which was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel in May, would go toward Mission 12, which includes a new standalone football operations building, a recovery river and additional renovations and improvements to football’s FBC Mortgage Stadium and other facilities.

The money would come via Tourist Development Tax funds from Orlando’s Orange County hotel tax.

The requested $176.6 million would be committed over a 10-year period and cover roughly 2/3 of UCF’s total project costs.