Board of Trustees approves first phases for Cessna Stadium renovation

The Wichita State University Board of Trustees approved funding for the first two phases of the renovation of Cessna Stadium last week. The timing of the demolition and renovation will be scheduled to avoid interruption of high school and Wichita State track and field meets.

When completed, the new university stadium will accommodate more than 10,000 spectators and include an 8-lane track and space for a soccer field.The stadium opened in 1946 as Veterans Stadium and was expanded and renamed Cessna Stadium in 1969.