Visit Phoenix reports that one of its iconic sports facilities is soon to receive a long-awaited makeover.
Sun Devil Stadium, home to thousands of loyal Arizona State University (ASU) football fans, will be getting a $210 million facelift starting next spring. Among the promised improvements are substantial upgrades to all public areas in the stadium, escalators, and a unique terrace for concerts and community events.
According to the Visit Phoenix newsletter, fans will also encounter new levels of comfort, as the renovations will create more leg room and provide seatbacks that will ensure fans are screaming about the plays, and not the chairs.
The team will continue to play in the stadium during the more than two years of state-of-the-art construction.
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