Call it the chameleon of stadiums. From Olympic track and field to major league baseball to, now, college football, this place has undergone plenty of changes since it broke ground less than a quarter-century ago.
The first FBS college football game of the 2017 season doubles as the first game ever at Colorado State’s glistening new home. The Rams host Oregon State on Saturday (2:30 p.m. ET, CBSSN) in the debut of the aptly named Colorado State Stadium.
With a crane operating high over his head, saws whizzing and hammers hammering, Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said Thursday that progress on the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium remains on pace as the 2017 season approaches.
From inside it looks utterly familiar, but also strangely dreamlike. Three tall buildings loom beyond the walls of Notre Dame Stadium. The classic bowl itself looks much as it has in recent years, minus the traditional redwood benches.
Old Dominion won’t be the only school in Virginia to open a renovated and expanded football stadium in 2019. Liberty University officials announced that the Flames will expand Williams Stadium from 19,000 seats to 25,000 in time for the 2019 season.