Floyd Casey Stadium RenovationsFeb. 27, 1998
Floyd Casey Stadium's pressbox will be expanded to include 20ˇ24 individual luxury suites. The suites, leased to individuals or corporations with revenue going directly toward studentˇathlete programs, will contain 12 to 20 seats and will have refrigerators, televisions and catered meals.
The pressbox will be cantilevered to the front and back and wings will be added to include more luxury suites. The pressbox will include an upˇscale athletic media relations area, new home and visiting booths, new radio booths and a new consolidated game operations room.
The pressbox lobby area will be expanded to alleviate congestion around the elevators. The entire pressbox and suite area will create an entire new facade for the west side of the stadium.
By adding the wings, more stadium chairback seating will be added in the Bear Heights area for scholarship donors. Additional restroom facilities and food service areas will be added to service the pressbox, luxury suites and Bears heights seating area.
The stadium also will have a new stateˇofˇtheˇart Sport Grass prescription natural grass surface for the 1998 season. A new artificial surface practice field is currently under construction with completion expected this spring.