One of the most iconic stadiums in collegiate football may soon be seeing a wide range of renovation and upgrade work.
The Tucson-based Arizona Stadium, with a current seating capacity of more than 50,000, has already received a $30 million seating, concession, and restroom renovation on its lower east side.
Now, University of Arizona officials want to see the renovation of the facility’s west side, and to that end have contracted out with the Plano-Texas-based firm of Conventions, Sports & Leisure International, in order to get a better feel for what Arizona Wildcats fans would like to see come out of that renovation.
Conventions, Sports & Leisure specializes in facility project research analysis for a wide variety of stadium, speedway, convention center, and fairgrounds clients.
The west side work for the Arizona Stadium, which was originally opened just two weeks before the Wall Street Crash of 1929, is expected to see the dismantling of the current grandstands and the construction of replacement seating, a project that could cost up to $150 million.
That work could begin sometime in the first half of 2021, with a rough target completion date of the fall of 2022.
By Garry Boulard
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