More meetings on CSU stadium

The public has two more opportunities to ask questions and make comments about the proposed on-campus stadium at Colorado State University.

The meetings are set for Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor auditorium of the Fum McGraw Athletic Center next to Moby Arena. Both will include presentations from university staff and outside consultants on the criteria for site selection, feasibility, potential uses outside of football, and CSU’s master planning process as well as allow for audience Q&A and public comment.

Available members of the Stadium Advisory Committee, a 15-person task force formed to study the feasibility of a new stadium, will attend both meetings, as will staff from Populous, the architectural firm hired by CSU to work with consultant ICON Venue Group on the project. Community members are asked to attend just one meeting.

The SAC includes representatives from student, faculty, staff, alumni and community stakeholder groups. Its task is to provide a recommendation by the end of the semester on whether CSU should consider pursuing construction of a new stadium.

In March, several sites were identified as potentially suitable, and additional information about those sites will be presented at the public forums.

“All of the potential sites have impacts, challenges and opportunities that we need to fully understand and evaluate before we make a recommendation,” said Amy Parsons, vice president for University Operations and co-chair of the Stadium Advisory Committee. “The committee will take what we learn from these public meetings and use that information to further refine the sites that are under consideration. Members of the public will have additional chances to comment as we work with our consultants to narrow down site options and conduct more detailed design analysis.”

The next full meeting of the Stadium Advisory Committee, which is open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. April 20 in the Lory Student Center North Ballroom.

Links to presentations on site selection and other stadium-related issues are available at www.colostate.edu/stadium.

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