One of college football’s most iconic stadiums will remain intact for one more season.
Army athletic director Mike Buddie announced in a press release that the Michie Stadium Preservation Project, which includes the reconstruction of the East stands where the Corps of Cadets reside, is on “temporary delay.”
The project was originally scheduled to break ground after graduation in May and finish for the beginning of the 2025 season. Rising construction costs coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulted in a 92 percent increase compared to the 2019 estimates, per the press release. Another factor was the recent storm and flooding, that caused damage to West Point’s infrastructure and community, according to the press release.
Army season-ticket holders received an email Friday morning before the official announcement. Season-ticket holders were given the option of keeping their old seats at Michie Stadium or using the new seats that were moved to in anticipation of the construction.
The 2023 Army football schedule includes home games against Boston College (Oct. 7), Troy (Oct. 14) and Coastal Carolina (Nov. 18).
Army athletics will update the project’s status after the 2023 football season with “an anticipated target opening for the renovated stadium ahead of the 2026 season.”