Notre Dame Football: University Announces Renovation

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84 years after its construction and nearly 17 years following the first renovation, the University of Notre Dame announced a $400 million renovation project at Notre Dame Stadium.

To build Notre Dame stadium originally, it cost $750,000. The 1997 renovation cost $53 million.

This time, the stadium will be much more than a football facility. The new stadium will house several University academic departments and a student life center.

There is no official word on whether a jumbotron or field turf will be part of the renovation.

University statement on Stadium Enhancements:

An additional 3,000 to 4,000 fans will cheer on the Fighting Irish once the Campus Crossroads project is complete.

Enhancements to Notre Dame Stadium include outdoor club-level seating within the east and west buildings. Additionally, terraces will adorn each of these buildings, allowing for a view of both campus and the playing field.

Fans will also enjoy modernized concession facilities and improved broadband coverage.

The existing press box will be completely removed and replaced by additional seating. The press box will move to the east side of the stadium. NBC Sports will continue to broadcast home football games from the west side of the stadium, however.

Enhancements to the south side of the stadium include a new scoreboard and a redesigned Frank Leahy Gate, creating a grand entrance to Notre Dame Stadium. No club-level seating is currently planned for the south side of the stadium.

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