We've all been waiting for an update on the stadium renovation for a while, and today Mac Engel of the Star-Telegram delivered with this informative article. Among the highlights:
-Funding for the project is at about 80%. The fundraising deadline for the renovation to take place next offseason is June 30.
-The new seating capacity will be just over 40,000, but with the ability to easily increase to 50,000-55,000 should the need arise.
-The north & west sides of the stadium will be redone first, with the 2011 season being played in a partially-completed stage with a temporary capacity of 34,000. The east side is expected to be complete in time for the 2015 season. This is a change from what we've been hearing, which was that the east side renovation would be done almost immediately after the west.
-After the soccer and football facility upgrades, there are long-range plans to possibly double the capacity of Lupton Stadium.
Since we are all just trust-fund PUNKS, according to some among the killerfrogs crowd, I figured I'd post this in hopes that you'd forego your helicopter safari in the Serengeti this summer and help raise that last $20 million or so to make this thing happen.