Renowned architect to design stadium
The premier firm in sports architecture, Populous, was selected to design the university’s first on-campus football stadium. The lead architect on the project, Earl Santee, has designed award-winning venues such as Yankee Stadium and Minute Maid Park. The project will feature an innovative design in which the stadium will be built in conjunction with a new student union building, which will anchor the visitors’ side of the stadium. Planners hope to break ground on the project in early 2012, with the goal of having the stadium ready for play in the fall of 2013.