$132 Million Renovation Project Slated For Memorial Stadium
13 October 2016
The renovation project is a continuation of a vast expenditure of both the North and West side of Memorial Stadium that started in 2005.
The renovation will include “a new home for all football operations in the south end zone including new locker rooms, training recovery, and sports medicine facilities, meeting and office spaces, and recruiting venues. The building will be housed inside of the new south grandstand. Work to the east main and balcony stands will feature new restrooms, concessions and elevators, along with enhanced fan access ability and ADA seating.”
The south end zone project is expected to be completed by the 2019 season and the east side renovation by the 2020 season. Illinois is hoping to increase seating capacity to 65,000 from the present 60,000.
Source : beardstownnewspapers.com