New Construction Plan for New Athletic Facility at Stewart Stadium. Weber State University announced plans to the new state-of-the-art athletic complex and a new entry plaza and gateway at the north end of Stewart Stadium.
New Construction Plan for New Athletic Facility at Stewart Stadium. The 27,000-square foot building will surround the Chick Hislop track on the north side and serve as the main entrance to the stadium. The facility will include a new state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facility for all Wildcat student-athletes. It will also feature a new state-of-the-art football practice facility, a strength and conditioning center and football team locker rooms, in addition to football coaches offices and position group meeting rooms.
The building will also include a 125-seat team room that will benefit all student-athletes. A new plaza, ticket office, and souvenir shop will also be part of the project.
Weber State Athletic Director Jerry Bovee said that over the last 10 years they have made great strides in improving the athletic and academic facilities for their student-athletes, and this is a capstone project that will assist in the development of not only the football program but all of their 16 sports. It also allows for an expanded space for their training and nutrition needs, which will benefit all student-athletes. This is made possible through the generous donations of community members and former student-athletes.
The new facility is critical for their transformational program’s progress moving forward. It will enable them to have an expanded locker room and weight room and state-of-the-art meeting rooms. It is fundamental for recruiting and the future development of their players.
Construction will begin on Aug. 28. A groundbreaking ceremony for the building will take place prior to kickoff of the season-opening game on Sept. 5, against South Dakota. The building is expected to be completed in time for the 2019 football season, which marks 100 years of football at Weber State University.