A plan for major renovations to Clemson’s Memorial Stadium has moved forward, as trustees granted a needed approval on Friday.
Estimated to cost $68.7 million, the upcoming project is expected to yield several improvements to Memorial Stadium. Along with an expanded locker room, the renovations would include new premium seating, a new videoboard, lighting upgrades, parking lot improvements, new sound system, and more.
With Friday’s vote, the Clemson University Board of Trustees gave phase one concept approval. Under the current project schedule, construction would begin following the 2020 college football season and be completed in time for the 2021 campaign. More from The State:
“The scoreboard was a big thing and very important for us to look at as a next thing inside Memorial Stadium. When you do a video board, you get a new sound system and new lighting for inside the stadium, which was also important,” Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said. “The other part of this is a redo of the parking lot outside of the Oculus. All those things kind of pulled together and took a little while to put under one umbrella. … We’re excited to move ahead.”
In addition to the new video board and redone parking lot behind the west end zone, Clemson is also renovating its locker room, adding premium seating and adding ADA accessibility.
Clemson started looking into these renovations for Memorial Stadium in October of 2017.
The current video board is 1,625 square feet. The new one is set to be 7,166 square feet, making it one of the largest in the country.
According to a press release issued by the university on Friday, the upcoming renovation will mark the first major improvement to Memorial Stadium’s lower deck seating since the WestZone was added in 2006. Suites and premium areas in the north and south decks were overhauled prior to the 2016 season.
Rendering courtesy Clemson University.
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