Frequently Asked Questions
The renovated stadium will truly be something we can all be proud of for WSU and the Winona area, as we elevate the reputation and competitiveness of our D2 athletic programs. It’s time to make an investment in our athletic facilities and the renovation of Maxwell Field is long over-due.
How much will this project cost?
Will this project be completed all at once or in phases?
How will this project be funded?
Will this project affect student fees in any way?
This phase of the project will not require any funding from student-fees and assessments.
Will this project affect ticket prices?
Will stadium improvements be made within the confines of existing space or will additional property need to be developed?
How many more seats will be added?
What will the student section look like?
Will more bathrooms be constructed, and if so, will they be at more convenient locations?
Multiple bathrooms will be constructed at the West and East sections of the stadium, with numerous access points for all visitors to the stadium. A 360⁰ walkway around the stadium will provide traffic flow to all points of interest throughout the stadium.
What benefit does this new stadium have for spectators?
It is our intent to provide a game day experience for ages 5 - 85 – it is no longer just about the game; we need to provide a memorable game day experience for people of all ages, beginning with tailgating and culminating with the viewing of the football game. Bleacher seating, seatback chairs, a student section, and an open deck will create viewing opportunities for various demographics. The video board will create a heart thumping environment and get fans on their feet the entire game, and provide additional opportunities for the University.
Will there still be seatback chairs installed, and if so, where/for who (or can people sit wherever)?
What effect does this project have on suiteholders? Will there be any changes?
When do you anticipate construction to begin on the stadium project?
Pending a successful campaign, we would like to begin construction in late spring of 2018, and depending on anticipated construction timelines, phase-in construction to minimize the impact on our football and soccer programs.
When do you expect the new stadium to be completed?
If construction proceeds as planned, we would phase-in facilities in the fall of 2018 to coincide with the fall football and soccer seasons. We will need to review anticipated construction timelines and impact and make decisions once additional information is available.
Will construction on the stadium affect the football and soccer seasons and the players’ ability to use the field?
Will the new stadium be available for intramural to use?
Will the new stadium be available for community use (Cotter, Morrie Miller, other groups)?
Absolutely; programs such as Morrie Miller, Cotter Football, and other groups will be encouraged to utilize the field when available. Due to increased seating, we anticipate additional interest from community groups and will accommodate based on availability.