VIDEO: $86 Million Renovation of Nippert Stadium Nearing Completion

The $86 million renovation and expansion of the University of Cincinnati’s historic Nippert Stadium is nearly complete.

According to project officials, the work is expected to be complete in time for the Bearcats to host their first game back on campus – after a year away at Paul Brown Stadium – in three months.

The latest project video update reveals that virtually all exterior work is now complete, and that crews are now focused on interior finishings, along with some exterior facade treatments. They also note that the dramatic roll-open windows on the press boxes will soon go in, along with the ribbon scoreboards on both the east and west sides of the 114-year-old stadium.

Designed by New York-based Architecture Research Office and Heery International, the modern architectural style continues a trend on UC’s main campus of blending contemporary with historic designs. The large glass facade on the back side of the western concourse will, perhaps, serve as the best example of this as it looms over the historic, yet modern Tangeman University Center and internationally acclaimed UC Main Street.

The new Nippert Stadium will have an increased seating capacity of 40,000, and boast luxury boxes, press suites, new lounges, and a sorely needed expanded offering of restrooms and concessions stalls.

Originally projected to cost between $80-85 million, University officials say that the $86 million project is being funded through private donations and premium seat revenues.

  • The area they’re created for the craft beer bar is amazing along with the outdoor deck.
    We’re busy working on the network end of Nippert right now. If you are in the suites you’re going to have an awesome wireless experience so you can instagram and facebook to your hearts delight.

    If you’re in the cheap seats good luck with that.

    • EDG

      Going to need those smartphones with the current home schedule

    • Nate Shelton

      There is wifi throughout the stadium, so service isn’t that bad. Never had much of a problem in the past 4 years.

    • Really? That is news to me since I’m the guy installing the wireless. There were only three APs in the stadium before and they were for journalists.

    • Nate Shelton

      As a student, there was access to the University’s network. You could go do homework on the 50 yard line and have internet access. I’m graduated now, but always had access in the stadium on game days from my seat.

    • That maybe true but UCit has never had wireless equipment installed in the stadium.