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Delaware Stadium renovations to be revealed

The University of Delaware Athletics Department is getting ready to debut renovations to Delaware Stadium.

Renovation of Delaware Stadium and creation of the Whitney Athletic Center began at the conclusion of the 2018 football season.

Improvements to the west side of Delaware Stadium will ultimately include: adding chair backs for all seats in the middle three sections (C, D, E); Upgraded restrooms and concessions; Stadium Club space with bar, food and exclusive club seating; Enhanced press box, including game-day production spaces and coaches’ booths.

All seats will be in place for the season opener against Delaware State on Thursday, August 29.

There are temporary press boxes built on the east side. A brand-new press box will be unveiled next fall atop the Whitney Athletic Center.

To replace the main west gate there will be new entrances in the southwest corner and the northwest corner of the stadium.

With the renovations, the new capacity beginning in 2020 will be 18,309. For 2019, with the temporary press boxes in place on the east side, the capacity will sit at 16,730.

The Whitney Athletic Center, which will be completed by the summer of 2020, will provide academic support and athletic training and well-being facilities for student-athletes.