Upgrades are on the way at Arizona Stadium, as officials have approved a plan that includes renovations to the University of Arizona‘s football venue.
At a meeting on Thursday, the board of regents approved a plan that calls for $66 million in renovations to various unviersity athletic facilities. Not all of the upgrades will be directed toward the University of Arizona’s football program, but changes to Arizona Stadium will come as a result of the vote.
To modernize a portion of the facility, Arizona will look to renovate the east side of the stadium to enhance fan amenities. Once completed, the project will mark the first improvement to Arizona Stadium in several years. More from The Arizona Republic:
A mandatory student athletic fee will fund the majority of improvements over next two years.
Of the total, $25 million is earmarked to renovate portions of the stadium. Improvements will focus on the east side and include renovations to the student seating section and adding more restrooms and concessions.
Construction will take place in the off season, with everything completed by August 2019. The last major improvements to the stadium were in 2013, when the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility with club seating, restrooms and concessions opened on the north end zone.
In addition, approval was granted for a new $18-million indoor sports center that will host football practices and other events. Arizona Stadium originally opened in 1928.
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