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Planning for Reser Stadium Overhaul Takes Shape

Reser Stadium

Planning for a potential Reser Stadium overhaul is underway, as Oregon State University issued a related request for proposals this week.

More exact parameters could emerge over time, but the request for proposals (RFP) issued on Tuesday provides some insight into the type of work that Oregon State is considering. The project would begin in 2021 and be primarily focused on Reser Stadium’s west side, yielding new premium areas, seating upgrades, improved concession and restroom facilities, the creation of a continuous main concourse, a new press box, visitor’s locker room, and more.

The RFP issued by Oregon State is for athletic facility development program consultant services, and comes with a response deadline of November 5. Should planning for this project move forward, it would allow Oregon State to continue the gradual changes it has made to Reser Stadium over the years by addressing perhaps the facility’s most aging area. More from The Oregonian:

Oregon State is looking for proposals from a facility development program specialist to provide oversight for renovation, expansion and new construction of Reser Stadium’s west side.

The university is accepting consultants’ bids for a remodeling project expected to run some $175 million, through Nov. 5.

Retooling Reser began in 2005, when the east side was completely remodeled, followed 10 years later by reconstruction of the Valley Football Center, which overlooks the north end of the stadium.

The last piece is the stadium’s west side, originally built in 1953. The west side currently seats 16,160 for events. Reser Stadium’s capacity is 43,154.

Under the timeline outlined in the RFP, Oregon State would look to begin construction in 2021. Any amenities that directly support the football program would be in place in time for the 2023 season, while those not essential to the football program could be completed later in the year.

Image courtesy Oregon State Football.

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