Put on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic, it appears that the Wisconsin athletic department is ready to restart the “comprehensive renovation of the south end zone of Camp Randall Stadium” according to a press release sent out by UW on Wednesday. Originally announced back in 2019, construction was supposed to start at the conclusion of the 2020 season but, again, COVID happened.
Camp Randall Stadium was originally built in 1917 and is the fifth oldest college football stadium in the country and while many updates have been made since then, the addition of more premium seating like this has apparently been a high demand item among Wisconsin season ticket holders per UW.
It will be interesting to see what the breakdown is for funding of this project. UW says “the project will be funded with a combination of state bonded dollars, privately fundraised dollars and dollars associated with new premium seating.”
Here is the official press release from UW:
MADISON, Wis. — The CR Future project, a comprehensive renovation of the south end zone of Camp Randall Stadium which will include new premium seating and hospitality clubs, is expected to be completed prior to the 2022 football season, according to an updated timeline released by Wisconsin Athletics on Wednesday.
Pre-construction has now begun, with the majority of work beginning at the conclusion of the 2021 football season. No seating will be affected for the 2021 season.
The CR Future project was initially announced in October 2019. Construction was due to begin at the conclusion of the 2020 season but that timeline was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The renovation will transform the game-day experience for Badger fans through enhanced premium seating options, access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs, climate-controlled amenities, expanded premium food and beverage offerings, dedicated restrooms and best-in-class service and operations.
Initial support for the project has been overwhelmingly positive. Loge boxes and ledge seats have completely sold out, with club seating opportunities now available to select fans and donor groups.
For more information on the CR Future project, including the benefits associated with premium seating, ongoing project updates and more, please visit CampRandallStadium.com.