New Survey Of Evanston Residents

Strong Support for Ryan Field Redevelopment

A recent poll conducted by national public opinion research firm, Impact Research, shows a majority of Evanston residents support a plan to rebuild Northwestern University’s Ryan Field football stadium as a smaller, more environmentally friendly and accessible community venue.

The same research also shows that most Evanston residents believe the project will create strong benefits to the city for current and future generations.

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The survey found that:
  • Evanstonians are almost 2 to 1 in favor of the Ryan Field rebuild project, with a majority of respondents, 56%, supporting the Ryan Field rebuild project, while only 29% were against.
  • When respondents learned more about the project, including new amenities, job growth and targets for minority participation, 63% of respondents supported a new Ryan Field.
  • 64% of respondents were in favor of the new Ryan Field hosting 12 concerts a year; 69% were in favor of 10 concerts; and 74% favored 8 concerts.
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