Penn State's Beaver Stadium to receive 'substantial renovations,' maintain capacity

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium will look different in the near future, just not the immediate future.

The school announced plans for upgrades to the stadium on Monday, and those upgrades include “substantial renovations,” though those renovations won’t begin for another five years.

From the release:

At a time to be determined after the initial five years, the master plan calls for substantial renovations to Beaver Stadium, which was constructed in 1960 and has expanded seven times, most recently in 2001. The upgrades include a significant increase in chairback seating, new concessions locations and food options, new restrooms, wider concourses and additional premium seating options, which alumni and fans requested in surveys conducted during the master planning process.

Once the extensive renovation is complete, which will significantly improve fan amenities and experience, Beaver Stadium will have a capacity of at least 100,000, maintaining its stature as one of the nation’s largest and most iconic facilities. Improvements to the tailgating experience around Beaver Stadium also is included in the study.

Penn State also plans to build a new indoor practice facility, as well as make improvements to its swimming, tennis and soccer facilities.

There’s no word on how much the upgrades will cost.

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