NAU to build a new Lumberjack Stadium

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Associated Press

Posted on October 15, 2009 at 6:29 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 15 at 6:29 AM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Crews have begun demolishing 49-year-old Lumberjack Stadium on the Northern Arizona University campus as part of a $106 million renovation project.

The stadium formerly was the home field for NAU's football team until the Walkup Skydome opened in 1977.

Since then, the facility has been used by NAU's soccer and outdoor track teams and also for training camp scrimmages by the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.

A revamped 1,000-seat Lumberjack Stadium is expected to open in August 2011 and serve as an integral part of NAU's planned 270,000-square-foot Health and Learning Center.

The rebuilt stadium will have a new press box, new track turf, space for athletic teams and public facilities and house facilities for women's soccer and golf and men's and women's tennis including locker rooms, training facilities, meeting rooms and offices.

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