Sep 23, 2018
A rendering of the Bulldog Stadium renovations. (Fresno State Athletics)

Cement cracks may delay stadium renovations

In 2015, athletic director Jim Bartko laid out the plans for renovations to Bulldog Stadium.

Although some cracks in the cement on the east side of the stadium may push back part of its renovation timeline, the project is still on track.

Bartko said the stadium is structurally safe. He said the cracks will not affect fundraising or the overall renovation cost because the problems are a university issue and not the athletic department’s responsibility.

Engineering firm AECOM is looking at the stadium plans and will give the athletic department an updated renovation timetable sometime over the next few months, Bartko said.

Fundraising is on the right track, Bartko said. The department has commitments of over $10 million.

Once AECOM discusses plans with the athletic department, Bartko said the university will determine what price it can afford and move forward from there. He expects the cost of renovations to be $60 million to $70 million.

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