Arizona Stadium will debut a year-round club and restaurant space this summer, the result of a partnership between the University of Arizona athletics and ClubCorp.
While many spaces around the stadium will be used to support the key functions of the club, the Arizona Sands Club will be renovated and converted into the primary restaurant and meeting space with a scheduled completion date of August 1, 2020. Then on game days, the spaces will be converted back to a premium space that supports ticket holders in those locations.
“Our collaboration with ClubCorp is vital to Arizona Athletics’ mission of continuing to enhance the experience and connection with our football program and our supporters, fans and University and local communities,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke. “We will be able to improve the fan experience in a number of our seating areas during game days while also being able to optimize our usage, showcase our beautiful facilities and connect with community and campus partners throughout the year.”
Currently, ClubCorp operates university clubs at various stadiums around the country, including at the University of Texas, Texas Tech University, Baylor University and Florida State University.
This club experience at Arizona Stadium will be marketed at giving members a premium and unique dining experience at the facility while also offering meeting and private event rental spaces for groups.
“We are very excited about partnering with the University of Arizona and about ClubCorp becoming an integral part of the university and the local Tucson community,” said David Pillsbury, ClubCorp CEO. “Our stadium clubs have shown to be extremely popular venues in university towns where the entire community can gather, connect and take pride in their alma mater and their city.”
This project will mark the latest upgrade to Arizona Stadium, which the athletics department has gradually overhauled in recent years through various renovations. Those improvements include an overhaul of the lower east side of Arizona Stadium, the addition of new premium seating areas on west side, and redesigned fan areas in lower west side and more in the last two years.
Renderings courtesy Arizona Athletics.