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Parts of WVU stadium to be work zone this fall

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The sight of orange jersey walls on one side and temporary fences on the other will greet 30 to 45 percent of WVU fans — including most students — who attend games at Milan Puskar Stadium this season.

On Thursday, Aug. 20, assembled media were taken on a tour of the ongoing renovation projects in and around the stadium. The $45 million endeavor, initiated during Oliver Luck’s tenure as athletics director, will conclude in two years, said April Messerly, WVU’s assistant athletics director for facilities.

Expansion of the east concourse (including the gate by which all students must enter) will wrap up next year, and the west concourse will be ready for the 2017 season.

“The total goal of this project is to improve the total fan experience at Mountaineer Field,” said April Messerly, The field was built in 1980, and the concourse areas have been relatively untouched since then.”

Goals for the project include roughly doubling the number of bathrooms and increasing the number of concession stands by 50 percent…

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