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Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is getting another makeover, with an eye on using the facility beyond game days. In a release on February 17, President Neeli Bendapudi said, “After extensive research and consultation, renovation for Beaver Stadium is the direction we want to take as it is far more economical than a new build. In addition, it’s important to note that no part of this project will be funded by tuition, student fees or any of our educational budget.”
“Penn State has some of the most dedicated and loyal fans in the world and they deserve a facility that has upgraded amenities and improved circulation around the facility to enhance the fan experience. It is my commitment that we will do what we must to preserve one of our most iconic spaces in the most economical way possible.”
No financial projections have been shared for the proposed renovations, which will be the first since 2001’s additions of the 60 skyboxes in a three-level structure above the East stands.