Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Spectators wait in line to enter Sun Devil Stadium prior to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl between the Michigan Wolverines against the Kansas State Wildcats. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona State holding fundraiser for Sun Devil Stadium renovation

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Arizona State University announced on Tuesday night that a $50 million fundraiser will be held to help pay for the renovation of Sun Devil Stadium. Assuming the project is approved, construction would begin in 2015 and run through the 2017 off-season.

Sun Devil Stadium opened in 1958 and was last renovated in 1988, making Arizona State one of only two schools in the Pac-12 to have not renovated their stadium in the last ten years.

Head coach Todd Graham offered a statement on the importance of upgrading the facilities. He also touched on why his team would continue to play at Sun Devil Stadium even during the construction process:

This is the most visible facility at Arizona State. It is on national television. People see Sun Devil Stadium more than any other facility.

 

Sun Devil Stadium should be a place where champions reside. We should put all of our efforts in to making Sun Devil Stadium a very special place.

 

How can I look at one of my players and say, ‘Son, your senior year, you are going somewhere else to play down the road’. I thought it was very important to stay and play at Sun Devil Stadium (AZ Central).

Follow the links above or below to check out a slideshow depicting what the new and improved Sun Devil Stadium could look like.

[Source: AZ Central]

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