After nearly a year of construction the final steps of completing the new Wildcatter Suites and Club at War Memorial Stadium are fast approaching. The project will be completed and ready for the season kickoff on September 6th.
The extensive project added 10 luxury suites that cater to corporations as well 250 club seats. Membership has it's privileges as alcohol will served in the Stadium club as well a game day buffet that is updated for every game. Check out the full buffet menu for the 2010 season.
All 10 suites are already sold out at $40,000 a pop and only a handful of the club seats remain at $2,500 per seat. This additions will greatly increase the revenue stream for the program and enhance the game day experience at the War. With the indoor seating it will also help actual attendance in the stadium in late October and November when the temperatures drop. They are season tickets so the seats are "sold" no matter what but now there will be more butts in the seats. These butts can also stay warm and enjoy a brew while watching the Pokes take the field.
There are number of other other renovations being completed at the War. These include enhanced concessions and renovated restrooms on the East part of the stadium, and and updated entrance on the west side that features a large bucking horse logo. Check out the live webcam to see the most up to date view.
More info on the updates and well as photo galleries check the UW site
for the most up to date details.
The improvements were designed by HOK who an impressive resume:
World-renown HOK Sport Venue Event is serving as the architecture firm for the
design of the Wildcatter Stadium Club & Suites at War Memorial Stadium. HOK
Sport has designed athletic facilities around the world for the past 25 years.
Included in its recent projects are: the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of
the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL; Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers;
a renovation of the University of Oklahoma Stadium; an expansion of Penn State
University's Beaver Stadium; the new Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis
Cardinals; AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants; the new Yankee
Stadium; and the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.