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Sun Devil Stadium Upgrades Postponed

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In order to modify the ongoing renovations to Sun Devil Stadium, Arizona State University is delaying the third and final phase of the upgrades.

Prior to the beginning of this season, ASU completed the second phase of Sun Devil Stadium upgrades. This initiative essentially led to a complete rebuild of the west side, with new seating, concourse improvements, and enhanced technology being a part of the project.

A similar set of tasks were to take place after this season on the east side. However, that round of improvements will be delayed a year in order for ASU to pursue additional options for that component of the project. Work at Sun Devil Stadium will still be taking place this offseason, as ASU is now focusing on a different set of amenities. More from AZ Central:

Instead, Hunt/Sundt Construction will complete work on premium seating areas on the west side, finish the student-athlete facility in the north end zone and install a 48-foot-by-113-foot video board on the north side plaza after the 2016 season then rebuild the east side after the 2017 season.

“These new ideas, and the new support behind them, mean making the stadium even better than originally planned,” ASU Vice President for Athletics Ray Anderson wrote in an email going out to season-ticket holders Wednesday. “We will add terrific amenities to the fan experience, create an unprecedented solarization of the stadium and increase the exciting events at the stadium throughout the year,” beyond football games.

Sun Devil Stadium first opened in 1958 and, prior to this three-phase project, had not been significantly upgraded since the 1980’s.

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