Updated: Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012, 4:56 PM MDT
Published : Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012, 4:56 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The Lobo Stadium football field is being named for two Albuquerque attorneys with a long history of contributing to University of New Mexico athletic programs.
The latest contribution from Turner and Margaret Branch--$1.5 million--is paying for the naming rights.
The Branches are UNM alumi and have been supporting the athletics program for more than 30 years, according to the university.
The $1.5 million is the second largest gift to athletics from living individuals and counts toward the $75 million goal set for the Lobo Leap to Excellence fundraising campaign.
The Branches will be recognized during the Lobos' home opener on Sept. 1 against Southern Methodist University.