Work could begin later this summer on an ambitious plan to update the home of the Miners football team on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso.
The facility, built in 1963, could see up to $15 million in work that will include renovating the stadium’s concessions, and building both a new press box and additional spectator seating.
The 52,000-seat facility will also get two new elevators on its west side, and bathroom upgrades.
The renovation and upgrade work will be particularly designed to make the stadium more Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant.
Hosting the annual late December Sun Bowl, the stadium was originally built for 30,000 people. An expansion in 1982 upped that number by 22,000 seats.
A joint project between UTEP and the Government Employees Credit Union, the renovation of the stadium will also see the updating of the stadium’s drop off and lobby areas, additional walkways, and a new mezzanine level.
Funding for the Sun Bowl Stadium’s renovation will come from a variety of sources, including, primarily, private donations.
Work on the stadium is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019.
By Garry Boulard
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