The Penn State football program is about to undergo some changes in a big way. This time, it is Beaver Stadium that is set to get some massive renovations, ones that had been discussed for some time. On Tuesday, after a two-hour long meeting, the Penn State Board of Trustees approved a $700 million renovation plan for Beaver Stadium, per the official release from the school.

‘The Penn State Board of Trustees today (May 21) approved (by a 26-2 vote, with three abstaining) in investing in the renovation of Beaver Stadium, which will grow revenue-generating opportunities, transform the fan and community experience, and fuel the future funding for all 31 athletics programs at Penn State'

The renovations had been in talks for a while but the plan finally got approved on Tuesday. Penn State Athletics also posted a release video on social media after the news became official.

Some of the features include widened concourses, new escalators, new videoboards, some changes in hopes of hosting a College Football Playoff game, and a 21,000-square-foot welcome center. The renovations should be a big improvement as they hope to get even more eyeballs on the storied program.

Penn State AD, President speak on stadium renovations

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After the approval came through, Penn State president Neeli Bendapudi spoke about what this means for the program: “Many recognize Beaver Stadium as the best stadium in college football, and we want to preserve the atmosphere that our fans, alumni and community have come to expect while building on this history of excellence for generations to come. The renovations will have a wide variety of positive impacts on our community, help us remain a national leader by attracting top student-athletes, and continue serving as a symbol for belonging and pride for students across the Commonwealth.”

Penn State athletic director, Dr. Patrick Kraft, also spoke on the renovations getting approved, per Greg Pickel of On3:

“It is time for Penn State to catch up to its peers. It should be a model for the college and NFL world with innovation, experiences that are different and exciting, and technology. To put it simply, renovations to Beaver Stadium are long overdue. It’s time to act. And, it’s time to act now.”

Beaver Stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in the country, which is able to hold over 106,000 fans. The renovations should make Beaver Stadium one of, if not the nicest, in college football. Here are some of the draft illustrations from the presentations by the board, courtesy of Matt Fortuna.

The renovations will take a few years to be completed, with an approximate date in August of 2027.