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Arizona Stadium renovation 31 percent completed

Robert Alcaraz/Arizona Summer Wildcat

Just six weeks away from the start of the 2012 UA football season, the north end zone construction project in Arizona Stadium is finally starting to look like something.

The $72.3 million facelift, which will include a four-story football headquarters attached to the back of the north end zone stands, broke ground in December 2011 and is not expected to be completed until July of 2013.

Arizona Stadium is now an enclosed facility, meaning the family section of the stadium has been torn out and seats are already in place that will expand Arizona Stadium’s capacity from 51,811 to 57,800 at completion.

Football headquarters, previously held in McKale Center will be moved into the recently named Lowell-Stevens Football Facility in August 2013. The new facility will hold coaches’ offices, locker rooms, a weight room, dining rooms, luxury boxes, a concourse that connects the west and east sides of the stadium and will also be a hangout area for donors on game day.

Private donations funded the majority of the renovations and is 31 percent complete, according to the Planning, Construction and Design department website.

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