On Thursday, Grambling State University unveiled a variety of upgrades at Eddie Robinson Stadium that should improve the fan and player experiences.
There will be major changes to Eddie Robinson Stadium in a few specific areas. A project to improve the playing surface will lead to a new turf field, and the facility will also be outfitted with a new digital scoreboard.
The total project, which will also lead to new signage for sponsorship, is expected to cost somewhere in the range of $1.5 to $2 million, according to the university. For Eddie Robinson Stadium, these upgrades address some major needs. More from The Shreveport Times:
The facelift is needed for Robinson Stadium, which opened in 1983. The 19,600-seat stadium served Grambling well for the better part of the last four decades, but the scoreboard is outdated and the field is plagued with drainage issues.
“The game day experience will be something we’ve never had at Grambling,” Grambling athletic director Paul Bryant said.
Austin, Texas-based Hellas Construction will handle the new turf. Nevco will install the new scoreboard. Hellas has installed turf at major venues like AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Construction on the renovations could begin as early as next week, and are set to be completed by the middle of August. That would allow the improvements to be in place when Eddie Robinson Stadium hosts Grambling’s home opener on September 9.
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