A screenshot from an athletics department video reveals a completely different Wallace Wade Stadium
Updated 3:45 p.m.
Over the weekend, Duke announced a university-wide fundraising campaign, Duke Forward, that aims to raise $3.25 billion. Part of the plan involves a $250 million goal for athletic facilities upgrades, including major renovations to Wallace Wade Stadium and Cameron Indoor. Read more about the capital campaign in general here. For a look at athletics specifically, click here.
Serious plans to renovate Wallace Wade date back to the department's first-ever strategic plan, Unbridled Ambition, which was published on April 26, 2008. Of course, a certain global credit crisis delayed the idea of an $80- to $90 million renovation to Wallace Wade, but most of the other upgrades the plan called for were realized. If you have a real interest in reading more about said projects and ideas, there was a certain young writer for the student newspaper who detailed them in this piece.
Anyhow, back to Duke Forward. The interior seating area in Cameron will not change, according to a tweet from the basketball Twitter account maintained by recruiting coordinator Dave Bradley. The planned suites will be "bunker" suites, similar to those in Madison Square Garden. The suites will not have a direct view of the action.
The university released a video today with a more detailed vision of the plan. Check it out: