>>"This project will have a long-term positive impact on our athletic department, fans who visit McGuirk Alumni Stadium and UMass students," said Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford. "The South End Zone project will give us some terrific entertainment space and the new HD videoboard and sound system will enhance the fan experience inside McGuirk. We are also thrilled with the new indoor turf facility and know it will give our sport programs and student body training opportunities during the winter months."
Further enhancements to the fan experience include the addition of new restrooms to both the East and West sides of the stadium along with several ADA enhancements in the stands and surrounding areas.
By the start of the 2019 football season, the McGuirk Stadium enhancements (turf field, videoboard, south hospitality plaza, restrooms and ADA upgrades) will be complete. The bubble over the new turf practice field will be installed in November 2019.<<
To be honest, this is better than playing at Gillette. A stadium that will be over 3/4 empty vs one that will be more full? I'll take the later. Tix should be cheaper and there should be a large contingent of UConn fans making the trip. Easy day trip plus tailgate? Count me in if the wife let's me out, or better, if we get someone to take the kids!