A new press box and scoreboard, along with concession stand renovations, are among the upgrades currently in the planning stage for the popular Aggie Memorial Stadium on the campus of New Mexico State University.
Those planned upgrades to the 40 year-old stadium, which has a seating capacity of just over 30,000, additionally include new skybox seating, end zone bunker suites, and expanded restroom space.
School officials say the stadium upgrades are part of a larger campus athletic master plan designed to keep current one of the most well-used athletic facilities in New Mexico.
The home to the NMSU Aggies football team, the stadium has also served as a concert venue for The Eagles and Paul McCartney, among other performers, and in 2017 hosted a football camp sponsored by Garth Brooks.
Kansas City-based HOK Architecture, a firm specializing in public facility projects, is helping NMSU put together an upgrade vision for the stadium.
How much all of the work to the Aggie stadium will cost is not yet known, although it has been reported that the new press box would carry a price tag of at least $8.2 million; while about $5.3 million would pay for the new end zone bunker suites.
Once plans for the stadium are officially approved, funding could come from a variety of sources, including private donations.
By Garry Boulard
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