The University of Kansas is embarking on a $350-million overhaul of its athletic facilities, with the centerpiece being a renovation of Memorial Stadium after a $50 million gift from alumnus and benefactor David Booth.
The announcement of the “Raise the Chant” campaign came a a fundraiser dinner last night. While the school had announced plans for Memorial Stadium upgrades, there were more specifics released yesterday, including the Booth gift, renderings and project details.
Construction of an indoor football practice facility will begin immediately following the 2017 season. According to University of Kansas officials, improvements to the south end zone and the west side of the stadium will follow after the completion of the 2018 season; enhancements to the north end zone and the stadium’s east side will commence at a time to be determined. Memorial Stadium upgrades will include a variety of premium seating options at all price points, enhanced fan amenities such as suites, lounges, reserved chairback seating, concourse viewing decks, expanded concourses and premium concession options.