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Barton Malow, AECOM Hunt, Alexander Selected to Renovate Beaver Stadium

Photo courtesy of Penn State Athletics
Photo courtesy of Penn State Athletics
Photo courtesy of Penn State Athletics
Photo courtesy of Penn State Athletics
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Penn State has named a tri-venture of national construction firms to serve as construction management (CM) for the recently announced renovations to the Beaver Stadium. Barton Malow, AECOM Hunt, and Alexander Building Construction Co. will lead construction on the project, which will include directing on-site renovation work and overseeing cost and schedule performance using tools and technologies.

The CM team was strategically built to meet the pace and complexity of the project’s off-season stadium renovations, and has the extensive qualifications and resources required to drive successful completion of the project. The CM tri-venture has collaborated on many complex sports projects for collegiate and professional teams both locally and nationally, delivering over $2.3 billion in joint and over $43 billion in independent sports facilities work.

Scott Mull, Project Executive from Barton Malow, who is also a Penn State alum and State College resident, said he is thrilled to lead the project. “This project has been years in the making; to renovate Beaver Stadium is a passion project for many of us,” Mull said. “Our team is eager to deliver a revitalized facility with fan-facing innovation and premium amenities while still honoring and preserving the legacy and traditions of Penn State football.”

By extending the life of the existing historic venue, the planned renovations to Beaver Stadium will improve the quality of the fan experience and elevate the stadium facilities to the highest competitive level within the Power 5 and Big 10. With preconstruction and planning already underway, initial work will include some winterization and improvements to safety and security, enabling events in the stadium during freezing temperatures.

At the conclusion of the 2024 football season Penn State will begin a multi-year effort to reconstruct the west side of the stadium, which will maintain traditional bowl-style seating while adding anticipated club and loge seats and executive and founder’s suites. Additional anticipated renovations throughout the facility include ongoing code upgrades, accessibility improvements, and upgraded fan amenities. These involve improved circulation to ease spectator congestion throughout the stadium, improved restrooms, upgraded concessions, Wi-Fi and cellular upgrades, and additional seating options. Construction is expected to begin in January 2025 and wrap up ahead of the 2027 football season.

Beaver Stadium will remain in operation for home games throughout those respective football seasons by strategically phasing the renovation work. The CM team will focus on the safety of visitors throughout construction and will collaborate closely with Penn State Athletics to keep the public and fan base updated on the project progress.