Updated design renderings have been unveiled for a planned Camp Randall Stadium renovation, providing a preliminary look at the University of Wisconsin‘s vision for the project.
Wisconsin is mapping out a renovation to Camp Randall Stadium, one that would result in the south end zone–currently used for bleacher seating–becoming home to multiple levels of premium areas. An early look at how that project could take shape has surfaced, as updated renderings were among the materials included Wednesday as part of an informational presentation to Madison’s Joint Campus Area Committee.
Multiple levels of premium viewing options would be added as part of the renovation, spanning from field-level loge boxes and terrace space to an upper level with seating and a bar area. The renovation would also lead to the addition of new indoor club areas–including one accessible from field-level loge boxes and terrace space, and another space at a higher level that would be accessible from seating and loge boxes.
Athletic department officials are emphasizing the preliminary nature of these renderings, as firmer plans would have to take shape over time. Still, the designs amount to a sense of what amenities could come from a Camp Randall Stadium renovation, while yielding more details as the university works on a tentative timeline of substantially completing the project in time for the 2021 college football season. More from the Wisconsin State Journal:
UW senior associate athletic director Jason King said that the renderings represent only broad concepts and not firm plans. The school is in the process of hiring a firm to serve as architect and contractor for the project.
The tentative schedule calls for work to begin as soon as the 2020 home football season ends in November and be substantially completed in time for the 2021 season. The renovation will decrease Camp Randall’s capacity from the current 80,321, which is 17th-largest in college football.
Responding to a 2016 market study that showed demand for more club seats and other premium ticket options than were created in a 2005 renovation, UW has moved toward reconfiguring the area between Camp Randall’s south end zone and the Field House….
The renderings have evolved from what was originally presented as part of UW’s athletic facilities master plan in January 2017. Earlier drawings showed standing space mostly at upper levels of the new south end zone, while recent ones show gathering areas at multiple levels.
The cost of the renovation has not been finalized. Should these plans move forward, Camp Randall Stadium would receive one of latest end zone renovations in college football, which has been a big trend in stadium upgrades. The University of Missouri unveiled a similar project at Memorial Stadium, while a major end zone renovation is under construction at the University of Texas for 2021.
Renderings courtesy UW Athletics.
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