Duke has won eight straight regular season games, and is 14-4 since the beginning of the 2013 season. The iron is hot, and the Blue Devils' athletics department is striking it.
Duke announced a major campaign to renovate the 85-year old Wallace Wade Stadium on Wednesday, including a new five-story tower that will hold six luxury suites and all the bells and whistles people expect with their football experience in 2014, a new video board, a new sound system, and a new press box. Basically, Duke is bringing Wallace Wade into the 21st century.
“Certainly, based on final approval from the Duke Board of Trustees, we are thrilled that we can now move forward with these transformational plans in Wallace Wade Stadium,” athletics director Kevin White said in a statement. “When completed in 2016, Duke’s football facilities will rank among the finest in college athletics – on a scale appropriate for the University. High level sporting events create such tremendous opportunities to attract many members of the Duke family to campus. The premium amenities included in these state-of-the-art renovations will generate a first-rate experience for our alumni, friends, fans and most importantly, an optimal gameday atmosphere for our student-athletes.”