Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun Release $65 Million Renovation Plans For Cajun Field (VIDEO)
UPDATED - After releasing renderings for the renovation plans for Cajun Field, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns held a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss those plans.
In addition to the $65 million dollar price tag, Vice President of Athletics Dr. Bryan Maggard said the demolition portion of the project will begin December 11th and should take 60 days.
Maggard reiterated the new Our Lady of Lourdes Stadium is scheduled to be done in time for the 2025 Ragin' Cajuns football season.
Check out some of the highlights from today's press conference.
A project over a decade in the making, the University of Louisiana released details of their future plans for Cajun Field.
Cajun Field was completed for the 1971 season with a Master Plan released in 2013 to potentially increase capacity from 41,000 to 65,000.
The plans released Thursday will cut capacity to the new Our Lady of the Lourdes Stadium to just over 30,000, but will include many more amenities.
The first of the construction or in this case destruction will be to knock down the press box and the upper deck seating area.
That will be replaced will suites, logo boxes, clubs seats press box and office space.
Construction to the new Our Lady of Lourdes Stadium is set to begin following the Ragin' Cajuns final home football game of the season on November 25th against ULM. It's set to be completed for the 2025 football season.
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Gallery Credit: David Schultz