To help welcome Colorado State’s new stadium, which is scheduled for completion in time for the 2017 season, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the new site before game time against Minnesota at Hughes Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
In funding for the stadium, the university relied on donors and bonds of which sold out in 90 minutes on a single day, due in part to an overcasting of subscribers.
And as a coping mechanism to relieve impeding traffic flow on-campus, an intergovernmental agency will perform lane improvements around several campus streets along with new bus routes and upgraded bicycle lanes.
Last week against Savannah State, CSU Rams quarterback Nick Stevens piled on five touchdowns accompanied by 289 yards in a 65-13 shellacking of the Tigers from the Mid-Eastern Conference.
This weekend against Minnesota marks the first Power 5 Conference opponent to visit Hughes Stadium since the Cal Bears in 2007.
And if Minnesota can’t stomach the heavy air of a 5,000-feet elevated city, then a win for Colorado State would be the third time the Rams opened their season at 2-0 in its 108th year as a football program.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to The Coloradoan