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Community Benefits

An accessible, sustainable, year-round community asset

The new architecturally compelling Ryan Field stadium campus will address the deficiencies of the current stadium and community concerns, interests and goals. It will feature a lower and more appealing profile than the current stadium and will serve as a year-round hub for community activities.

Design Priorities

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Reduced Congestion

12,000 fewer seats means fewer cars – plus bike valets, ride share plans, and public transit opportunities

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Noise & Light

A landscaping buffer and a state-of-the-art canopy will reduce the impact of noise and light on the neighborhood

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Beautiful plazas with public green space and LEED Gold-Certified design for a more sustainable Ryan Field

Fan Experience

The best college football experience in the nation

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The new Ryan Field aspires to be the most accessible stadium in college football

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New plazas creating a premium fan experience - without intrusion into the surrounding neighborhood

Every Seat is Premium


With world-class amenities and the best sightlines in college sports

Benefits for Evanston

Creating economic opportunity for all

Direct Fees to Evanston
In Economic Impact to Evanston
Jobs Supported During the Rebuild
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Our Commitment

The University is committed to creating economic opportunities for minority-owned, woman-owned and local Evanston businesses.

The target for total subcontracted spending with local, minority-owned and women-owned businesses for the Ryan Field project is 35%, with priority given to businesses and individuals located in Evanston.