A $5 million renovation of Harlen C. Hunter Athletic Stadium will get underway soon on the Lindenwood campus. Construction will take place later this spring, with completion in the fall. The project is expected to employ dozens of construction workers throughout the summer.
The plans call for new bleachers throughout the stadium, and an increase in capacity to 6,000. A special VIP section will include end zone seats. Plans also call for a decorative patio entrance with kiosk ticket booths. A new concession stand will be located beneath end zone seating.
“We have had the best athletic program in the nation for the last two years, and our facilities will reflect that,” said Lindenwood President Dennis Spellmann after the Lindenwood University Board of Directors approved the construction plan.
A new walkway will be constructed over John Weber Drive and Boschert Creek into the stadium, which will be surrounded by ornamental brick and iron fencing to match the architecture of the rest of the campus.
Besides hosting an estimated 70 Lindenwood events annually, the stadium plays host to community charity events and high school athletic events.