Nippert Stadium is ready for a series of long-anticipated renovations. Construction is scheduled to start in December of this year and is projected to finish by the start of the 2015 season.
The enhancements will take place on both the east and west side of the stadium, but a new press box, suites club seats and boxes will dawn the west side of the stadum. Both sides of the stadium will have new concession stands, bathrooms and updated concourses. It is expected that Nippert Stadium’s capacity will increase from 35,000 to 40,000.
Since the renovations are scheduled to take more than a year, it is a possibility that the Bearcats will not be able to play at Nippert Stadium for the 2014 season. One of the options being considered as an alternate location is Paul Brown Stadium. While the Bearcats have used Paul Brown Stadium in the past, a final decision has yet to be made.
The Bearcats have used Nippert Stadium as a playing field since 1901. This makes it the second-oldest playing site in the nation for college football. The demand for the renovations are in line with the increased success for the Bearcats throughout the years.
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