Penn State to overhaul Beaver Stadium

Posted March 15, 2017

The highlight of the plan is the future of Beaver Stadium. 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.

The most striking change will be the addition of a brick and limestone facade around the outside of the stadium, that university officials called a "skin". Amongst these upgrades, the ones that were given most emphasis included a new Center For Excellence/indoor practice facility (for numerous non-revenue sports programs), new natatorium, new indoor tennis facility, and significant facelifts to Jeffrey Field (soccer).

Earlier today, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced Penn State's plans to upgrade numerous athletics facilities.

When it comes to the Jordan Center, we know that the idea is to remove the South Gym from the back of the arena to make way for a new, stand-alone practice facility. When work is started, it will be completed over three or four off-seasons, from December through August.

One of the best things of being member of the Penn State community is that there is so much to be proud of. Another upgrade that will benefit the program are the plans to build a separate diving area from 1, 3, 5, 7.5, and 10-meter boards and platforms. $19 million, and a fundraising goal that stalled construction as the university worked to raise the funding. Within the Facilities Masters Plan, a 16-month project that'll span 20 years, is also a parking deck just west of Beaver Stadium.

Among the biggest is that the university has announced that there will be extensive renovations in the coming years to Beaver Stadium.