Renovations to BYU‘s LaVell Edwards Stadium are on schedule, and should be completed by the football program’s home opener next month.
Construction has been taking place on an extensive overhaul to LaVell Edwards Stadium. While no new seating is being added in the process, the facility is receiving four new corner structural sections that will provide new viewing areas and connect all existing stands at the mezzanine level. New restrooms are also part of the project, with women’s, men’s, and family-friendly facilities to be added on the north and south mezzanine levels.
BYU football is set to begin its 2019 season with a matchup against Utah at LaVell Edwards Stadium on August 29, and the athletic department says the renovations will be completed before that date. More from the Salt Lake Tribune:
However, that doesn’t mean improvements aren’t wanted, or needed, and BYU officials say crews have spent the summer making some major upgrades that will benefit all fans at their home games. And despite some social media posts after the recent Stadium of Fire show on July 4 saying work is far from completed, athletic department spokesperson Duff Tittle said last week the renovations “are right on target” to be done well before the start of the season….
Barring something totally unforeseen, “everything will be completely done within 30 days,” said Tittle, BYU’s associate athletic director for communications.
According to a school news release, the project adds structural sections at all four corners of the stadium that connect the existing four independent stadium stands at the mezzanine level. The improvements allow guests to walk between stands without having to return to ground level.
Also, the number of restrooms — especially for women — will be “significantly” increased on the north and south mezzanine levels. There will also be more “family-friendly” restrooms.
Renovations for the 2019 season will follow other improvements that were completed at LaVell Edwards Stadium in recent years, including technology upgrades such as a state-of-the-art distributed antenna system (DAS) and Wi-Fi, a game day app, and a social media ribbon board unveiled in 2018.
Rendering courtesy BYU Athletics.
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