The University of South Florida Board of Trustees has voted to move forward with the design phase of a new stadium scheduled to open on the Tampa campus in fall 2026.
The university says the board has authorized up to $22 million for the design of a stadium. The funds will come from non-state sources, such as private philanthropy and investment earnings.
In the coming months, students, faculty, staff, alumni and other university supporters will have opportunities to provide input on the stadium design. At the conclusion of this phase, the university administration will present the Board of Trustees with a detailed plan for a stadium, including more information about the scope, features, cost and financial strategy.
The stadium will be built on the east side of the Tampa campus on a site known as Sycamore Fields, a location that was selected in part because it can help maximize the game-day experience for fans, create new opportunities for community building and provide synergy with the USF Athletics district.
The design/build team for the project is Barton Malow and Populous.
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