Notre Dame will break ground on stadium renovations in November

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer
An artist's rending of the 'Campus Crossroads' project. (Notre Dame)
An artist's rending of the 'Campus Crossroads' project. (Notre Dame)

Notre Dame will begin construction on the "Campus Crossroads" project in November, just days after the Fighting Irish conclude its home schedule against Louisville on Nov. 22.

The $400 million construction project will add three academic buildings onto Notre Dame Stadium along with premium seating and outdoor terraces for fans. According to the South Bend Tribune, the project is expected to add 2,000 seats to the stadium's capacity.

Further changes to the seating have not been finalized, as the Tribune noted that the school is still exploring its options regarding the existing bowl seating.

The Campus Crossroads project, which was approved in January and is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 2017, is intended to "make the stadium a year-round hub for academic and student life." No home football games for 2015 or 2016 will be affected, though at least two commencement ceremonies will be moved indoors because of construction.

The new buildings added on to the stadium include a nine-story student center on the west side, a nine-story anthropology/psychology building on the east side and a six-story music building on the south side.

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