Category: Husky Stadium
August 31st is getting ever closer, and today Husky Stadium took the next step towards its completion. The first installments of FieldTurf have been laid in the stadium and you can check out the Husky Stadium Web Cams to watch the construction crews lay down the rest of the field here!
It’s been a while since we’ve updated the followers of this blog on the progress of Husky Stadium, but we’re sure that you’ve kept updated with HuskyStadium.com and the construction webcams. We know it’s not quite August 31, but we’re still excited about the progress of Husky Stadium 200 days away from opening day. We want to thank Daniel Hour, Bryce Gustafson, and Husky Athletics for providing behind the scenes photos of Husky Stadium.
View of the new Coaches' Offices from the bowl section of the stadium.
The south stands have been completely rebuilt since construction began November 2011.
The new east bleachers are a larger, more permanent fixture than before
A shot of Union Bay and Lake Washington from the upper section of the south stands.
The field of play still serves as the construction staging area, but the stands look to be near done.
Another shot of the south stands from the west end of the stadium.
This past week Coach Sark addressed the men and women who are responsible for the Husky Stadium Project. Every project has as a special time and this marked the halfway point of the project. Coach Sark addressed the team and left them some words of inspiration leading into the second half. Check out this epic speech on Coach Sark’s YouTube Page.
Here’s a look at some of the inside progress being made on Husky Stadium:
A view of the new football operations facility and west bowl
A look at the progress on the construction of the new Husky Stadium from the East Practice Field
The north stands did not meet the same fate as the south section, but the lower bowl and Don James Center are both getting major face-lifts
The steel frame for the new south stands is stacking up quickly
You probably heard the news yesterday that August 31, 2013 will be forever known as the day that the new Husky Stadium opened to a sellout crowd of 70,000+ to face the Boise State Broncos. The project is on time and budget, allowing the Huskies and Broncos to move the game up a week from the original September 7 date. This change shortens the wait that the coaches, players, and fans have to endure, albeit by only seven days, until the gates open on the best stadium in college football. But in the meantime we will be shacking up in an equally excellent stadium, CenturyLink Field, where you can watch the Dawgs tear it up all season long in 2012.
The future view from east of Husky Stadium
A look at the new iron and concrete in place for the south stands as a tractor rolls by in the foreground
- A construction worker grinds metal for the new south stands
A view of the north stands from the Montlake Boulevard side
Another view of the north stands
Future field level and the current work zone on the south side
The Dawgs are excited to play under the lights at CenturyLink this season, but our other home is 500 days away from its completion! UW Athletic Director, Scott Woodward spoke on the great progress being made on Husky Stadium.
View from east of Husky Stadium
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