Northwestern unveils plan for Ryan Field rebuild

  • This rendering shows how a rebuilt Ryan Field at Northwestern University in Evanston would look.

    This rendering shows how a rebuilt Ryan Field at Northwestern University in Evanston would look. Courtesy of Northwestern

 
 
Updated 9/28/2022 6:31 PM

Northwestern University's Ryan Field is slated to be demolished and replaced by a modern stadium that shifts the Evanston venue's footprint, reduces its capacity and sets it up to host concerts and other non-football events, according to a roughly $800 million plan approved last week by the university's board.

In the first public unveiling of the design vision for the project, which was spurred by a $480 million gift last year from stadium namesakes Patrick and Shirley Ryan, school officials on Wednesday showcased renderings of a new 35,000-seat stadium with a canopy structure over three seating decks and a field running northwest to southeast.

 

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