Utah isn’t the only Pac-12 South school exploring upgrades at their home stadium.
Speaking to reporters after the Wildcats spring game on Saturday, athletic director Dave Heeke confirmed that the school is exploring a massive renovation of Arizona Stadium that would include a rebuild of the entire west side of the stands:
It does not appear as though Arizona is ready to announce any renderings or anything but steps are being taken to finalize plans and begin the even bigger task of fundraising for such a project. It sounds like premium seating is the main driver behind the renovation and the Wildcats would look to accomplish the entire process over two seasons.
Arizona Stadium’s last major work came prior to the 2013 campaign when the school completed work on the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility that caps off the North end of the stadium. Even with that addition there is not a ton of suites for games in Tucson so you can understand why this project is being undertaken with some priority at the moment.
It will be a while before we have final figures but something says the Wildcats updates won’t come cheap either but that’s the necessary evil with stadiums in today’s day and age in college football.