The new Husky Stadium is “99.5 percent” completed, according to Washington associate athletic director Chip Lydum, who led the media on a nearly two-hour tour of the $280.6 million renovation.
Afterward, AD Scott Woodward and Lydum held a 30-minute press conference. I’ll have more notes and quotes out of that later, Larry Stone will have a column and photojournalists Dean Rutz and Ken Lambert will offer photos and a video.
Until then, there’s a quick (amateur) video I did at the bottom of the post.
Husky Stadium, by the numbers
70,138: Official capacity
108: The Husky hi-def east-end videobard is 31 feet high by 108 feet wide, accounting for 3,369.2 square feet.
5.7: Percentage of premium seats, with 4,015 in total (616 in Don James Center, 594 luxury suite, 210 patio suite, 88 Touchdown Terrace, 2,507 Club Husky)
7,210: Seats in new Dawg Pack student section behind west end zone (an increase of 678 from old stadium configuration)
21: Distance, in feet, from seats the end zones to the field of play.
43: Distance, in feet, from sideline seats to the field of play.
664: Days the Huskies were away from Husky Stadium while the project was completed.
10: Elevators in the stadium.
730: ADA seats, 596 more than the old stadium.
1,140: The Jim Owens statue on the northwest corner of the building’s exterior looks toward the Rose Bowl in Pasaden, Calif., 1,140 miles away.