USA: Funding for Michie Stadium renovation project

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USA: Funding for Michie Stadium renovation project The Army West Point Athletics Association and the West Point Association of Graduates both announced that the initial private funding needed to begin work on Michie Stadium Preservation Project in the spring of 2024 has been secured.


Nearly century long history of West Point stadium

The main stadium of the prestigious United States Military Academy was opened in 1924 on an exceptionally picturesque location, on the Lusk Reservoir at West Point. What was not yet the norm in the 1920s, it had a typical football layout from the start. Partially supported by a hill, the stands were built in a C-shape, with the east side open towards the water.

Since the first game, the only user has been the local Army Black Knights team, whose founding began with the determination of Dennis Michie. This student formed the team in 1890, for which he later became patron of the stadium. University students still have to write a lot of essays, so if you have too many assignments, why not pay someone to write my research paper to cope with the volume of workload.

Michie Stadium© John Pellino (copyright-free)

The original stands of Michie Stadium still form part of the building (the lower level sectors), although further rows were added over time, the first permanent eastern stand in 1962 and the upper level of the western stand in 1969. These sectors overlook the Hudson River flowing east of the stadium. Finally, in 2003, a substantial press/sports/commercial pavilion was added to the south of the stadium, the last major extension. Michie Stadium has a current seating capacity of 38,000.

Michie Stadium about to be revamped

The Michie Stadium Preservation Project (MSPP) is a donor-funded project to upgrade the east stand of the venue at the United States Military Academy. The project aims to preserve 100 years of stadium history while providing a world-class experience for fans, alumni, families and cadets.

The seating section of the Corps of Cadets will extend from the end zone to the end zone, ensuring that the cadets are the centre of attention as well as a source of support for the cadets on the field. Available amenities include premium seating and enhanced food and beverage services. In addition, the surrounding landscape will be reconfigured to improve accessibility while taking advantage of panoramic views of Lusk Reservoir, Cadet Chapel, Fort Putnam and the scenic Hudson Valley.

Michie Stadium© John Pellino (copyright-free)

Army West Point Athletics said the expected completion of this project, which will remodel and upgrade the current east stands, is scheduled to start this spring and finish in the summer of 2026. At that time, Army West Point will continue to welcome fans to Michie Stadium for men's and women's lacrosse, football, graduation and other special events.

Mike Buddie, Army West Point Director of Athletics, said: This project has been a critical need for over a decade, and we are thrilled to be breaking ground on such a transformative facility. It is a remarkable testament to the generosity and loyalty of the West Point community that we were able to raise $170 million in funding.

This aspirational project more than tripled the scope of the next closest gift-funded project in the Academy’s history. To have secured two individual lead commitments of more than $20 million and several commitments of more than $5 million is humbling and overwhelming and speaks to the impact of the West Point experience. This project will support the entire Corps of Cadets and our fans, not just football and lacrosse cadet-athletes.

Michie Stadium©Michie Stadium Preservation Project