SBD/August 7, 2012/Facilities

Air Force Outlines Plans For $20M Renovations To Football Stadium

Plans for the stadium include adding skyboxes, removing east bleachers
After "years of discussion," Air Force AD Hans Mueh has “outlined plans" for a potential $20M renovation of the school's football stadium, according to Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs GAZETTE. Mueh said that he hopes construction on Falcon Stadium "can begin in a few months.” However, he stressed that the project "hasn’t been finalized.” Some of the “key parts of the preliminary plan” include removing the east bleachers and “adding an open concourse from which fans can congregate and the field can be seen.” Also on the list is “adding private skyboxes to the north and south of the press box that will have indoor and outdoor seating,” and "getting rid of the chain link fence around the stadium and replacing it with brick pillars.” Mueh also suggested “expanding the press box by moving the back wall farther out to the west” and adding restrooms and concessions. He said that the changes, “particularly to the east bleachers, could take the capacity of the stadium from about 47,000 to 42,000.” Although that means “fewer tickets to sell, the Falcons rarely sell out, and lowering the capacity could put more of a premium on Air Force tickets.” And adding private boxes “would be a revenue generator for Air Force” (Colorado Springs GAZETTE, 8/6).
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