Falcon Stadium is shedding its 1960s veneer as it’s transformed into a modern sports venue through an impressive, four-phase renovation.
The 2018 Falcon football season began with the completion of Phase II of the renovation, including locker rooms, medical treatment areas and a VIP green room addition.
The stadium renovation will impact recruitment of future cadet-athletes, enhance existing traditions for the Cadet Wing and strengthen community connections through positive event experiences.
“I believe a renovated Falcon Stadium will elevate every facet of this institution: athletics, academics, character and leadership development and military training,” said Mike Gould ’76, president and CEO of the USAFA Endowment and 18th superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. “In a large way, the success of this vision will require the support of the community and our graduates. I know this will be no small endeavor, but I know it is one we can and must achieve!”
During its 50-plus years of prolific use, Falcon Stadium has played host to countless regional events, Academy athletic competitions, and the all-important USAFA graduation ceremony, which culminates a cadet’s rigorous four-year Academy experience.
Players, coaches and cheerleaders all had more space to prepare for games starting with the 2018 football season.
Two phases of the renovation have been completed. The Endowment is working with HKS Architects to develop designs for the completion of the renovation. The goal is to completely overhaul the east side of the stadium — the public face of the stadium — and make aesthetic and accessibility improvements to the west side.
Upgrades could include:
Gifts made today in support of the Academy foster cadet exploration, engagement and discovery. They help develop a well versed and more experienced officer in the United States Air Force.