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Turner wins $134 million contract for West Point football stadium

DCR Staff Writer

The West Point Association of Graduates has awarded Turner Construction Co. a $133.5-million construction manager contract for the $170-million Michie Stadium Preservation Project at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Work is scheduled to start next month.The 38,000-seat stadium was originally built in 1924. It hosts the Army Black Knights football and lacrosse teams, as well as other campus events. The Army West Point Athletics Association (AWPAA) and the West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) announced that the initial private funding necessary to break ground in the Spring of 2024.

Completion for this project, which will rebuild and modernize the current East Stands, is slated for Summer 2026. During this time, Army West Point will continue to welcome fans at Michie Stadium for men’s and women’s lacrosse, football, graduation, and other special events.

“This project has been a critical need for over a decade, and we are thrilled to be breaking ground on such a transformative facility. It is a remarkable testament to the generosity and loyalty of the West Point community that we were able to raise $170 million in funding,” said Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie. “This aspirational project more than tripled the scope of the next closest gift-funded project in the Academy’s history.

“To have secured two individual lead commitments of more than $20 million and several commitments of more than $5 million is humbling and overwhelming and speaks to the impact of the West Point experience. This project will support the entire Corps of Cadets and our fans, not just football and lacrosse cadet-athletes.”The transformation will preserve and protect Michie Stadium’s 100-year history and tradition while providing a world-class experience for cadets, graduates, families, and fans. The Corps of Cadets seating section will stretch from end zone to end zone ensuring that the cadets are a central focus as well as an amplifying source of game-day support for the cadet-athletes on the field.

Featured amenities include premium seating and improved concessions. In addition, the surrounding landscape will be reconfigured to improve accessibility while capitalizing on the panoramic views of Lusk Reservoir, the Cadet Chapel, Fort Putnam, and the scenic Hudson Valley.

“We’re celebrating 100 years of Michie. It has a tremendous history—five national champions, Heisman trophy winners that have played here, and legendary coaches. It’s time to take this stadium to the next level for the next 100 years,” said Football Head Coach Jeff Monken. “But there is so much more to this project than just Army Football.

“It’s a representation of the excellence of this institution and the men and women who serve in the United States Army every single day. It’s the excellence that we demand, the excellence that’s expected from our cadets and our Army.”

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