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Proposed Renovations Will Likely Reduce Beaver Stadium Capacity

Beaver Stadium may never be #107kStrong again after this year’s proposed renovations, via Blue White Illustrated. Recommendations from partner consulting and architecture firm Populous, namely larger seat sizes, will likely lead to a reduced capacity for the stadium upon completion.

“Beaver Stadium will get a little bit smaller,” Athletic Director Sandy Barbour told Blue White Illustrated Wednesday. “As you look at doing a wider seat and a longer tread, there’s no way not to get smaller. I don’t think it will be significant, but this seems to be the direction folks are going.”

Barbour reportedly could not pinpoint a specific new capacity, but mentioned that she anticipates capacity will remain at more than 100,000.

“The end product is going to be as good as the process, the input and the collaboration along the way, and it’s been outstanding,” Barbour said of the university’s partnership with Populous.

Populous has yet to provide full recommendations, but fans can look forward to improved concessions and foot traffic flow for entering and exiting the stadium. Seats will be enlarged throughout the stadium and fans have even requested better toilet paper in the restrooms throughout the stadium, according to Barbour.

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