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New on-campus USF stadium moves forward

We could see a new on-campus USF stadium by the 2027 football season, as the Tampa university moves toward a final plan about a campus site and facility budget.

The Bulls play games at Raymond James Stadium, but an on-campus home has been on the athletic department’s radar for years now. Athletic director Michael Kelly outlined what could potentially happen regarding a campus stadium, which could open as soon as 2026 but more likely for the 2027 NCAA football season. From Tampa Bay Times:

Kelly didn’t have much to update Wednesday but did discuss the next steps he’d like to accomplish by the summer: identifying a location and figuring out some financial details.

The Bulls are considering a handful of locations, including the corner of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Fowler Avenue, the intramural fields, the Museum of Science and Industry and Fowler Field. Cost estimates range from $250 million to $400 million. Kelly hopes to narrow that figure down and where the money will come from in the coming months.

Again, nothing firm, but planning is in the works.

Rendering courtesy USF.

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