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Arizona’s Sun Devil Stadium revamp unveiled

Arizona State University football fans have had their first chance to look inside the revamped Sun Devil Stadium.

Phase One of the stadium renovation was completed in September 2015, and it included a revamped south end zone as well as the removal of some sections in the north end zone upper deck.

Phase Two, which began in December 2015, involved remodeling the west side of the stadium with new seats, more leg room, premium seating and work on the outside of the Student Athletic Facility.

The Student Athletic Facility is a new addition to the project. Located at the north end of the stadium, the approximately 84,500-square-foot facility has been integrated into the existing stadium structure, includes office and administrative spaces, meeting rooms, support space, study rooms, storage and equipment space, locker rooms, lounge areas, athletic training areas, and conference areas.

Other areas that have been improved, updated, or replaced in the Sun Devil Stadium during its three-year US$256m phased reinvention include reconstruction of concourse levels, restroom facilities, concessions, electrical and plumbing upgrades, new club and premium seating, improvements in the lower bowl, modifications to the upper deck, and a new videoboard and sound system.

Sun Devil Stadium, which was originally constructed in 1958, has played host to the Super Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, NFL games, and the 2013 Pac-12 Championship.

The last major renovation to Sun Devil Stadium came in 1988 when 1,700 seats were added to bring the facility to a capacity of 71,706.