|In a statement released by Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University:
Tonight, Arizona State University is pleased to introduce an exciting future for one of its most iconic and visible facilities, Sun Devil Stadium.
Since its opening in 1958, Sun Devil Stadium has been the site of many of our university’s most historic and memorable moments. Generations of fans have enjoyed the excitement of Sun Devil football while millions of television viewers across the country have been introduced to ASU with Sun Devil Stadium as the backdrop. In addition, our stadium has welcomed national and international dignitaries, hosted legendary performers and celebrated scores of ASU graduates.
Sun Devil Stadium continues to serve ASU well, but to continue our football program’s momentum and provide our fans with an outstanding game-day experience, we are set to embark on a $210 million renovation project that will require an “all-in” approach from university administration, Sun Devil Athletics, ASU football and our extended university community. I am fully committed to this project and ASU is prepared to make its largest financial investment in the history of the institution to provide the essential infrastructure changes needed in the stadium. To complete the project, we are launching a $50 million fundraising effort to help make Sun Devil Stadium a top-tier sports facility that is a point of pride for us all.
To learn more about our plans, please visit . More information will be shared at a town hall meeting in the near future, so look for an invitation in a few weeks.
I hope you share our enthusiasm as we undertake this new and exciting chapter for Sun Devil Stadium. Please know that your longtime and enduring support of ASU is appreciated, and we look forward to sharing our progress going forward.