By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor
Arizona State University has tapped Gould Evans and HNTB Corp. to lead the architectural and design renovations of its Sun Devil Stadium.
“We have reached an important milestone in the reinvention of Sun Devil Stadium,” said Ray Anderson, Vice President for University Athletics. “While preliminary conceptual work has been done for purposes of planning and programming considerations, today’s announcement means we are shifting gears and that the vision starts being transformed into concrete plans.”
Planned enhancements include an expanded student section, a new concourse experience, better seating, more restrooms, improved concessions, a video board and sound system, in-stadium technology, accessibility improvements and an air-conditioned club. The renovation will be funded entirely by private donations and new revenue streams.
This past spring, 5,700 seats were removed as an initial step. Redevelopment will proceed in phases so as not to hinder team activities and is slated to be completed in 2017.
“Gould Evans is thrilled to have this opportunity to re-engage a great partner like ASU on their next signature project!” said Krista Shepherd, principal with Gould Evans. “We have had a strong relationship with ASU delivering complex iconic projects and we couldn’t imagine not being part of this one. We look forward to transforming this most visible ASU venue to enrich campus and community life and enhance the uniqueness of the desert setting.”