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June 23, 2024

Penn State Athletics Announces Beaver Stadium Survey

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – As the next phase of the Beaver Stadium Concept Study, Penn State Athletics has announced it will partner with CAA ICON and Populous on a survey to further evaluate potential football stadium development options.


CAA ICON and Populous are internationally-recognized leaders in the area of sports and entertainment venue architecture, planning and development. The Beaver Stadium planning study follows the work done by Populous and Penn State as part of the ICA Facilities Master Plan, which was announced in March 2017. Penn State previously worked with CAA ICON on Pegula Ice Arena’s construction.


Select constituent groups will be sent an email with an invitation to participate in the survey Monday. Penn State Athletics encourages all survey recipients to participate in the project survey. All options are being considered to provide Penn State and Nittany Nation with a world class, long-term stadium solution. Fan input and feedback will be essential in evaluating all potential options.


As announced in May 2021, the study is reviewing and evaluating current and upcoming required major maintenance projects, as well as investigating renovation options to improve fan comfort and provide a greater variety of amenities to support the evolving needs of the student-athletes, fans and campus community.


Populous is conducting an inclusive study with a wide range of stakeholders from the campus and community. Flowing from that work will be recommendations to address Beaver Stadium’s near- and long-term maintenance needs, operational efficiencies, partnership opportunities as well as improvements to the fan and student-athlete experience.


In 2017, Penn State Athletics collaborated with Populous to develop and produce a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan to address needs for the Nittany Lions for the next 20 years. The master plan created a strategy to address year-around needs that will deliver a combination of new and renovated venues, enhancing the game day experience and integrating the facilities within the University Park campus in a more intentional manner.


Populous is a global architecture and design firm that designs the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 40 years, the firm has designed more than 3,000 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous has 19 offices on four continents with regional centers in Kansas City, London and Brisbane. For more information, visit or follow @Populous on Twitter.


A division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), CAA ICON is the world’s-leading owners representative and strategic management consulting firm for public and private sports and entertainment facility owners/operators, professional franchises, and leagues. With more than 55 sports, entertainment, and public assembly projects and over 2,000 consulting engagements, CAA ICON has managed the development of many of the most successful venues around the world, spanning 11 professional sports leagues, totaling nearly $40 billion.  CAA ICON offers world-class service in the areas of project management, strategic advisory, feasibility and planning, and beyond. For more information about CAA ICON, visit

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