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Colleges Spent $495.3M On New/Renovated Football Venues For '12 Season

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There are seven college football programs unveiling new or heavily-renovated stadiums this season, with a total construction costs reaching $495.3M. The Univ. of California led the way with its $321M retrofit of Memorial Stadium, while TCU spent $105M to upgrade Amon G. Carter Stadium. There was also more than $69M spent on stadium construction at facilities for schools below D-I for '12. When the NAIA Lindenwood Univ.-Belleville (Ill.) football team makes its debut on Saturday, its unique maroon-and-gray striped field will likely garner most of the media coverage. Lindenwood’s EnviroTurf will be one of only four college fields in the country to be a color other than green. Colleges plan to spend $683.4M on new or upgraded facilities set to open for the '13 season, led by the Univ. of Washington's $250M expansion of Husky Stadium, as well as new venues for the Univ. of Houston and Univ. of North Carolina-Charlotte.

NEW/IMPROVED COLLEGE FOOTBALL VENUES FOR '12
VENUE SCHOOL
COST
Memorial Stadium Univ. of California-Berkeley
$321.0M
Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU
$105.0M
Alabama State Univ. Stadium Alabama State Univ.
$62.0M
Williams Football Stadium Liberty Univ.
$4.0M
Harlen C. Hunter Stadium Lindenwood Univ.-Belleville
$2.3M
KCU Stadium Kentucky Christian Univ.
$1.0M
Lincoln Univ. Stadium Lincoln Univ. of Pa.
n/a
     
TREND FOR COLLEGE STADIUM
CONSTRUCTION/IMPROVEMENT COSTS
YEAR
AMOUNT SPENT
'14 (projected)
$374.2M
'13 (projected)
$683.4M
'12
$495.3M
'11
$175.8M
'10
$459.9M
'09
$1.1B
'08
$785.1M
'07
$165.6M
'06
$622.2M
'05
$663.0M
'04
$337.2M
'03
$633.8M
'02
$317.3M
'01
$635.5M
'00
$303.6M
'99
$301.9M
'98
$270.0M
'97
$232.1M
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