Notre Dame University’s Board of Trustees has endorsed a plan to build three buildings (750,000sq ft) that will surround the Stadium. The vision is to group community facilities and to beautify the stadium’s facade. The 33-month construction of the Campus Crossroads Project is expected to cost $400 million and will begin after the conclusion of the 2014 football season.
The project is designed so that new premium seating (3,000 to 4,000 additional club seats) will help fund the project. Notre Dame’s policy to have 100 percent of the funding promised and 50 percent in hand before construction begins.
Scheduled games will be played in the stadium during the project but commencement ceremonies may have to be moved. Companies mentioned as involved in the project include 360, Slam and Workshop Architects.
As well as a student centre and research facilities, a 10,000 square-foot ballroom will also be available for student dances when not being used for gameday entertainment purposes.