Nippert undergoes another face lift

The University of Cincinnati’s Nippert stadium is known as one of college football’s most historic venues. Nippert stadium was built in 1924, making it the fourth oldest stadium and the fifth oldest playing site in college football. The stadium has had six renovations since its original opening and can now hold 35,000 occupants. But as of last December this historic stadium is undergoing yet another renovation.

The newest renovation plan kicked off last December immediately following the loss to Louisville on December 5. The new renovation will add 5,000 more seats, bringing the grand total to 40,000 occupants. The 86 million dollar project plans to add more luxury seating. They are adding a bigger press box, box and club seating giving the game a different feel for the fans. I asked Ben Smith his opinion on the new renovations.

“I think that it is a great plan, the stadium needs more seats and the look and feel of the luxury seats will bring a new feel to the game along with the economic advantage of luxury seating,” said Smith.

The renovation is not only practical, it is following the University’s plan to keep up to date with the beautiful architecture in its buildings. By adding more luxury seats the plan is that the economic benefit would be very high. The renovation is estimated to take a year to finish. The only bad thing about this renovation is for the 2014 season. So the Bearcats will need to play their home games at Paul Brown Stadium. The renovation is estimated to be finished by August of 2015 in time for the 2015 season.

This new renovation is a good step for the University and the program. This will help the Bearcats grow in fan base and national publicity as this new Intriguing renovation will create a new look and feel for the Stadium.