Northwestern football announces renovation plans for Ryan Field
The Northwestern football program will be upgrading its home stadium soon. The news was posted was posted on news.northwestern.edu.
The project is going cost around $800 million, and will allow the venue to host concerts and other events outside of just football games. The renovations will also require Ryan Field to be torn down.
The stadium will also not be able to hold as many people with the renovations. Full capacity after the upgrades is going to 35,000. This is more than 12,000 less than Ryan Field is at its current full capacity.
The renovations are going to be built on-site as well. The 96-year old stadium will be upgraded to meet modern standards, however. Northwestern’s board of trustees is responsible for approving the decision.
Northwestern is 1-3 this season after losses to Duke, Southern Illinois, and Miami (OH). The losses to non-conference opponents will need to be forgotten as the Wildcats have only B1G teams left on the schedule.
No. 11 Penn State is up next for Northwestern. The Nittany Lions are 14-5 against the Wildcats in the series. The two schools last played each other in 2017, resulting in a 31-7 Penn State victory.