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Kansas State finalizes football stadium upgrade just in time

Kansas State University officials breathed a giant sigh of relief today after concluding a $75 million expansion to Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas one week ahead of their home football opener with North Dakota State.

For many fans, returning to a favorite sports stadium after an off-season away is like reconnecting with an old friend. For Wildcat fans returning to Snyder Stadium, it’ll be more like reconnecting with an old friend who got a world-class facelift during the off-season – but only on one side of their face.

Completed in just over a year, the University flattened and remodeled the stadium’s West Stands. Named the West Stadium Center, the update added a new concourse, fan store, press box, private suites, a 15,000-square foot private lounge, a team Hall of Honor and a tailgate terrace to help fans enjoy a nice view while they get their drink on.

Below are two project videos, including the latest construction video and a concept video. With the project now complete, it’s just a matter a time before the final project tour video posts and I’ll update this post when they do.

Photo and video credit: Kansas State Athletics

Stadium Crawl Weekend Reading

Some of America’s most renown sports franchises announced stadium and arena news this week. Here are a few stories of my own and links to others. Now grab a cold one, put your feet up and enjoy.

AT&T New Official Sponsor of Cowboys Stadium ESPN 
The Dallas Cowboys and AT&T announced a multiyear deal to rename Cowboys Stadium, AT&T Stadium, effectively immediately.

Madison Square Garden Needs to Move Stadium Crawl
The iconic Manhattan arena, home to the Rangers and Knicks, has a decade to find a new location.  Tick Tock.

Bankruptcy won’t halt new NHL Detroit Red Wings Arena CNN Money
Although the City hit a rough patch, plans are moving ahead for a $444 million hockey arena for their beloved Red Wings.

MLS DC United Stadium receives mayor’s backing Stadium Crawl
The MLS DC United unveiled renderings of their new stadium this week.  The good news – the mayor and City Council support it.

Wrigley Field $500 million renovation includes Jumbotron  USA Today
New construction at the 99-year young beauty will improve the clubhouses, training facilities and install a 5,700-square feet Jumbotron.   I’m all for modernization, but a Jumbotron, at Wrigley?  Really!