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Penn State To Construct ‘Legacy Plaza’ Outside Beaver Stadium

Beaver Stadium will have a slightly different look next season.

A new plaza will be constructed outside Beaver Stadium, as announced by Penn State Athletics Thursday morning. Dubbed the “Legacy Plaza,” Penn State’s new project will celebrate the football program’s historic accomplishments, as well as fan support.

The Legacy Plaza is scheduled to be completed prior to the 2023 college football season. A mockup included in Penn State’s release is included below.

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Beaver Stadium’s new amenity will be located on Curtin Road adjacent to the south end zone tunnel. Plaques featuring each Penn State season’s schedule, results, and captains will be displayed in the Legacy Plaza.

“Penn State Football has rich tradition and history, and we are excited to be able to recognize all of those accomplishments with this new Legacy Plaza at Beaver Stadium,” said Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Pat Kraft in a relief. “We want our Lettermen, Varsity ‘S’ members, Blue Band members, and all of Nittany Nation to be a part of this celebration of Penn State Football.”

Fans can join in on the action by purchasing bricks with customizable messages engraved, which will be placed in the Legacy Plaza. Prices range from $350 to $1,000, with pricier options including the Nittany Lion head, the Letterman’s Club logo, or the Varsity logo. Each brick order will include a souvenir replica of the paved message sent to the purchaser.

Potential changes to Beaver Stadium, both inside and out, have been bandied about for years. Chief among those potential changes were proposals to decrease capacity and build outside the stadium as part of a 20-year Athletics Master Plan by Sandy Barbour, Kraft’s predecessor, that failed to fully materialize.

In February, Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi announced a multi-phase renovation plan for Beaver Stadium, saying “renovation for Beaver Stadium is the direction we want to take as it is far more economical than a new build.”

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