CINCINNATI – New floor plans and renderings for the University of Cincinnati’s $86 million expansion to Nippert Stadium were released Thursday, showcasing additions that will increase the stadium’s capacity to about 40,000.
The 100,000 square foot expansion at Nippert Stadium is expected to add 1,200 box seats, 44 loge boxes, 28 private suites and other premium-seat amenities by August of 2015. Construction on the project is set to begin in mid-December of this year.
“As we promised back in June, we wanted to share with the Bearcat Family the exciting progress being made in the stadium design,” UC Director of Athletics Whit Babcock said Thursday. “Nippert Stadium will add another signature facility in the heart of our beautiful campus."
Babcock said the renderings released Thursday are close to final but still conceptual – with more design tweaks and changes expected in the coming months.
The planned renovations will focus on both the east and west side of the stadium. On the west side, a new press box structure will be built, adding suites, scholarship club seats and loge boxes/patio suites. The west concourse will also be upgraded, including concession stands and restrooms.
Changes on the east side include expanded concessions and restrooms, including the construction of skywalks to connect the upper deck with the gameday plaza on O’Varsity Way.
The $86 million cost of the project is privately funded through fundraising campaigns.
To see more design renderings, floor plans and images of the proposed renovations, click here: http://bit.ly/1c9vDPI
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