MISSOULA — For the past several years, Montana fans have waited patiently for the unveiling of the $14 million Washington-Grizzly Champions Center. That time has finally come. 

The Montana Department of Athletics announced on Thursday that the dedication and ribbon cutting event will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13. 

Scheduled speakers at the event are Athletics Director Kent Haslam, University of Montana interim president Sheila Stearns and members of the Washington family. 

An open house will follow the speeches from 6-7 p.m. for public tours of the Champions Center.

Event attendees are directed to park in Lot W, use the entrance on the east side of the Adams Center and go to the south side of Washington-Grizzly Stadium behind the scoreboard. 

— Amie Just, 406mtsports.com

Amie Just covers Griz football for the Missoulian, among other things. Follow her on Twitter @Amie_Just or email her at Amie.Just@406mtsports.com.