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Stanford Unveils New Football Facility, Including Andrew Luck Auditorium
Published October 4, 2013
DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: Arizona State Univ. on Thursday announced that it will "demolish the north end zone upper deck at Sun Devil Stadium following the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in late December." FOX SPORTS ARIZONA reported the project is "not tied to ASU's greater Sun Devil Stadium renovation plans, which still have no set timetable." The demolition of the upper-level seating, which includes sections 220-228, "will reduce the stadium's capacity by approximately 5,700 seats, from 71,706 to roughly 66,000" (FOXSPORTSARIZONA.com, 10/3).
FIT FOR A QUEEN: Univ. of Cincinnati AD Whit Babcock on Thursday said that proposed additions to the school's Nippert Stadium "are a step closer to reality following the release of new renderings and floor plans" for the expansion. In Cincinnati, Tom Groeschen noted the renovation "focuses on both the east and west side of the stadium and will increase the stadium’s capacity to approximately 40,000." On the west side, a new press box structure "will be built, adding suites, scholarship club seats and loge boxes/patio suites." The west concourse also will be "renovated, including concession stands and restrooms." Changes on the east side feature "expanded concessions and restroom offerings, including the building of skywalks to connect the upper deck with the gameday plaza on O’Varsity Way" (CINCINNATI.com, 10/3).