On the heels of the Santa Barbara City Council approving an extra $10 million for a desalination project, a new football stadium project is also seeing rising costs.
The project at Santa Barbara High School was approved for $9 million more by the school board, using voter-approved bond money.
The stadium, which was built in 1924, closed last year. Original projections for the stadium were $12 million.
The new estimate is $27 million.
Some of the missing funds were raised in a community effort that generated several million dollars.
The stadium, track, weight room and synthetic turf should be ready in August of 2018.