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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

August 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Videos — A peek inside the Husky Stadium renovation

As promised, media got a look inside Husky Stadium this afternoon as work continues on its renovation, which will be completed in time for the 2013 season.

There was no huge news from the media briefing itself as UW athletic director Scott Woodward reported that the project remains “on time and on budget.” That budget is $250 million (technically, $261 including the sports medicine clinic), which will be paid off with at least $50 million in private donations and the rest in revenue generated in future years by the stadium itself. (You can find the funding breakdown and all kinds of other stuff related to the stadium on the school’s website devoted to the stadium).

Woodward said fundraising has “exceeded” his goals, though he said the school would not today divulge an exact figure as he said it will soon have some more news to announce on that front. The school in the spring announced it had raised $48.5 million.

He also said the future revenue generation looks solid, as well, saying all club and loge seats are sold as well as all but a couple of suites.

As for changes that might most interest football fans, the school said it has increased the size of the football operations building a few thousand feet or so, up to 83,000-square feet, and that it has updated the scoreboards from the original plans due in part to quickly-evolving technology in that area.

For now, I’ll do as I did last time and pass along a bunch of short videos with some looks from different spots of the stadium:

Here’s a look from underneath the North stands:

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Here’s a look at the North entrance:

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A view from the North side:

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Here’s a look at the tunnel:

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Here’s a view from the football operations center:

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Here are more views from the football ops center:

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Here’s a view from the open area of the club seats:

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Here’s another from the club open area:

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