Camp Randall renovation project set to be completed by Sept. 3

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MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- One of the country's oldest college football stadiums is getting some more upgrades. 

A south end zone renovation begins next month.

Called the "CR Future" project, it will include new premium seating and hospitality clubs.

With a price tag of $77-million, the stadium, built in 1977, will also be getting new field turf and press box improvements. 

The project was put on hold last year by the pandemic.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to have the project back on track and have a definitive timeline to see the most recent change to Camp Randall," said UW Athletic Director Chris McIntosh. "It's been a long time, 2004-05, since the suites and Kilner Hall were added to Camp Randall."

A total of 2,300 new premium seats will replace around 6,000 bleacher seats that are currently in the south end zone.

The project will be finished in time for the Badgers' 2022 season opener on Sept. 3 when they host Illinois.

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