WEST LONG BRANCH: The following is a press release from Monmouth University:
Bulldozers cleared ground on early Monday morning on the location of what will be the expanded footprint of Monmouth Stadium behind the current structure of the 23 year old facility.
The plans call for concrete footings to be installed throughout the fall with the original structure being torn down completely after the conclusion of the 2016 home portion of the football schedule. Monmouth's final home game is on October 29, 2016 against Kennesaw State.
The state-of-the-art facility is slated to open for the first home contest of the 2017 football season and will serve as the home field for Monmouth's men's and women's outdoor track and field, men's and women's lacrosse and football teams.
The $15 million project will increase seating to 4,000+ seats including over 800 chairbacks enclosed in a brick façade. The footprint of the new structure will stretch endzone to endzone and include ticket booths, an exclusive Blue/White Club deck, a full service press box and concession/restroom areas.
Monmouth Athletics continues to encourage support of this project in order to complete additional stadium enhancements. If you would like to make a gift and become a part of the Monmouth Stadium community, please contact Jon Roos, Senior Associate Athletics Director, at 732-263-5189.