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LOGAN — The house formerly named for legendary Utah State coach and athletic director E.L. "Dick" Romney saw its most visible structure renovation efforts begin Monday.
The renovations at Utah State’s football stadium, recently renamed Maverik Stadium following a large corporate partnership, saw peak demolition when construction crews began knocking down the current press box and suite structure. The construction is expected to last through the summer and finish in time for Utah State’s home kickoff Sept. 3 against Southern Utah.
Utah State football posted a picture to Twitter marking the culmination of the press box teardown.
The renovations of Maverik Stadium have reached the press box. pic.twitter.com/ts97o9IMEW — Utah State Football (@USUFootball) May 18, 2015
Utah State athletics set up a “Maverik Cam” where you can follow the renovations online through a constant live-streaming video set up near the Hurd student section at Maverik Stadium.
The corporate partnership with the Utah-based convenience store chain served as a catalyst for the stadium’s much-needed renovation, former Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes said during the naming rights unveiling April 11.
“When you think about what the Maverik partnership, along with so many generous donors and stakeholders bring, not only will we have a new press box, but 24 luxury suites, 24 loge box suites and 700 club seats in this new structure on the west side,” said Barnes, who has since accepted the athletic director job at Pittsburgh. “Also included in that is concourse renovation, three times the public restrooms than we normally have and concession enhancements, as well.”
Other renovations in and around the stadium include new Jumbotrons in the north and south end zones, a new sound system, mobile and Internet Wi-Fi upgrades, and a training table for Utah State’s 400 student-athletes.