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June 13th, 2008, 03:39 PM
June 21st, 2008, 04:51 AM
I remember reading somewhere that this stadium was having problems with rust due to no rust protection added when it was built. Has this problem been solved?
June 21st, 2008, 04:55 AM
It needs a lot of work. The only problem is that the location between the two "mountains" make renovations troublesome.
June 26th, 2008, 01:05 PM
That is a bit of a double edged sword though as the location between two "mountains" is just what gives this place its unique charm!
October 18th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Sun Devil Stadium does need renovations. Among the renovations I am considering are adding rust protection, life-cycle extension, replacing the existing electrical and plumbing systems, building better restrooms, better and more fan-friendly concession stands, widening seats, enclosing and air-conditioning luxury boxes, and replacing that temporary-looking stand with an extension of the lower tier over its current space.
Work also is needed on Wells Fargo Arena, Packard Stadium and Sun Angel Stadium, and there also are plans for a new aquatics center, a men's and women's basketball practice facility, and a field house which could also serve as an indoor practice facility for the football team.
And a little bit of trivia: Sun Devil Stadium also hosted Super Bowl XXX hosted Super Bowl XXX in 1996.
April 7th, 2011, 06:56 PM
There's a press conference set for Saturday in which plans for a stadium project and capital fundraising campaign are rumored to be announced along with a new football uniform and updates "Sparky" mascot.
April 7th, 2011, 10:30 PM
Hopefully any news regarding the stadium will be along the lines of what Jim said. As a Pac10 fan (or Pac12 now I guess) I can only hope they don't do something drastic like blow out the north endzone upper deck for a view of the river. I read some fan posts hoping for that. ASU has a lot going for them, which makes it hard to understand why the Sun Devils rarely compete for conference titles. When you consider the college life in Tempe, the climate, proximity to California recruits, and the fact that SDS is a pretty rockin venue when it's packed, it's on Sun Devil fans if they want top notch recruits. They need to get 70,000 in there on a regular basis, which should be easy at a school with 60,000 in a city of how many million now?
My guess is that Saturday they will flatter my alma matter, which used to be considered weird, by coming out with some weird uniforms of their own!
April 9th, 2011, 01:49 AM
I don't think that knocking out part of the north stands would be a bad idea. I was there in 99 to see the Niners play the Cardinals on MNF. Steve Young's final game. Temperature was 98 at kickoff, and dropped to about 95 by the end of the game. There was a breeze outside, but the design prevented it from reaching into the stadium. With all of the aluminum seats it was like being in a huge frying pan.
December 31st, 2011, 07:29 PM
Of all the times I've watched football with an overhead camera, I've never seen this happen.
December 19th, 2012, 10:37 PM
The renovation of Sun Devil Stadium will give the aging football facility a long-overdue face-lift but could displace the Arizona State University football team and reroute fans to as far as downtown Phoenix or Glendale for at least a year.
In a best-case scenario, an overhaul of the massive stadium, known for its picturesque setting nestled between two desert buttes in Tempe, would start after the Sun Devils’ 2013 football season ends, said Arizona State University Athletics director Steve Patterson last week at a Tempe Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
The demolition and initial renovation could be limited to areas that would allow the team to keep playing in the stadium during the 2014 season, but there would be fewer seats due to construction, he said.
But after that, fans can expect Sun Devil football to leave Tempe for at least the 2015 season, Patterson said.
“You should only miss one season,” Patterson said.
Patterson suggested the Sun Devils could play in Phoenix’s Chase Field, home to the Diamondbacks, or head to the Cardinals’ University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. He said no deal has been finalized for either site.