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Army has big plans to renovate one of college football's best stadiums

Michie Stadium is college football's version of Wrigley Field, a place every self-respecting fan should have on his or her bucket list.

Actually, scratch that.

Wrigley Field is Major League Baseball's Michie Stadium. You'd be hard pressed to find a more picturesque sporting venue anywhere on the planet than Michie Stadium when the leaves turn. Look at this place!

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Nov 22, 2014; West Point, NY, USA; West Point cadets display a giant American flag during a halftime ceremony honoring the military at Michie Stadium between the Army Black Knights and the Fordham Rams. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Army has unveiled the Michie Stadium Preservation Project, an effort led by current West Point cadets. While details are scarce at the moment, the project would carry Michie Stadium -- built in 1924 -- into its second century of use.

"I think the Michie Stadium Preservation Project is the biggest thing we've ever taken on," said Army AD Boo Corrigan. "We're talking about knocking down the east stands and rebuilding them, creating a better area for the cadets to watch the game, enhancements for them from concessions... as well as creating premium areas for our fans who want to come and enjoy Army football in a different way."

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

Incredible opportunity to collaborate with cadets from the Department of C&ME to help provide a vision for the future of Michie Stadium. They are giants!

— ArmyWestPoint Sports (@GoArmyWestPoint) May 8, 2018