BYU releases renderings for stadium renovations

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BYU recently released renderings to show what the LaVell Edwards Stadium will look like following renovations before the 2019 football season.

The university originally announced stadium improvements in a statement last August.

The renovations will connect the four major seating sections of the stadium without increasing seating capacity.

“The project will add structural sections at the four corners of the stadium that will connect the existing four independent stadium stands at the mezzanine level,” the statement says. “While no additional seating will be added to the stadium, these improvements will allow patrons to walk between stands without having to return to ground level.”

Restrooms will also be added to the north and south ends of the venue, including family-friendly facilities.

“The changes are intended to improve accessibility, safety and the overall patron experience at BYU football games and other stadium events,” the statement says.

The stadium, which opened in 1964 and expanded to about 65,000 seats in 1982, has received various upgrades over the years, according to byucougars.com. In 2010 and 2011, the stadium improved its wheelchair access, reducing the seating capacity to 63,470. In 2012, the stadium received new video walls and a new scoreboard.

The project is underway and is scheduled to be completed before game one against Utah in August 2019.

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