ASU students suggest new ways to use Sun Devil Stadium

May 20, 2016, 5:43 AM
A rendering of what the stadium could look like with new changes. (ASU Photo)...
A rendering of what the stadium could look like with new changes. (ASU Photo)
(ASU Photo)

When the Arizona State University football team isn’t playing, Sun Devil Stadium sits dormant.

There is commencement and a December bowl game that happen annually, but the rest of the year, it does not get a whole lot of use.

That’s why ASU’s The Design School decided to make their annual student competition about other ways the stadium can be used. Since Sun Devil Stadium is getting a face lift over the next year, stadium designers could choose to incorporate student ideas into the newly renovated facility.

Groups came up with several ideas such as concessions stands that are open daily, showers for bikers and child care facilities. The group that won called their proposal “Sun Devil Central” which would turn the grass field into a public park.

“So when there wouldn’t be any games, people could come down to the field and do their homework or just hang out,” said Patrick Griffin, a junior majoring in visual communication design. “They could hold events in the field like yoga or exercising.”

Other ideas from his group included turning the concourse into a running track, adding a playground for children and a beer garden for adults.

“By implementing all four of these ideas, we could attract all ages,” Griffin said.

Griffin stressed that the stadium should be able to be used by the whole community and not just ASU students. His group’s ideas, as well as others, are being considered for inclusion into the new look for Sun Devil Stadium.

Renovations will be completed in 2017.

Arizona News

(Pexels Photo)...
Associated Press

Arizona couple who fought with cops after mask request sentenced

A Yuma couple has been sentenced to time behind bars on convictions stemming from a 2020 incident in which they fought with police after coughing on Walmart employees who asked them to wear masks during early months of the pandemic.
24 hours ago
(Photo from

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel out of rehab, plans to return to work

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is out of rehab with plans to return to work on Monday.
24 hours ago
(Photo from Denny Riccelli)...

Tolleson high school teacher wins Gaydos and Chad’s teacher tribute

A high school teacher in Tolleson has been named KTAR News 92.3 FM's Gaydos and Chad Show's Pay Tribute to a teacher winner for August, presented by Your Valley Toyota Dealers.
24 hours ago
(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)...
Kevin Stone

US 60 east of metro Phoenix reopens with new Pinto Creek bridge in place

After a nearly weeklong closure in both directions, U.S. 60 east of metro Phoenix reopened Friday with a shiny new bridge in place.
24 hours ago
(Google Maps Photo)...

2 Mesa high school students charged in separate threat incidents

Two high school students in Mesa were charged after making threats against their separate campuses Friday, police said.
24 hours ago
Luis Mauricio Delgadillo Garcia (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...

Phoenix police arrest suspect in killing of tow truck driver

A suspect has been arrested in the killing of a tow truck driver in west Phoenix earlier this month, authorities said Friday.
24 hours ago
ASU students suggest new ways to use Sun Devil Stadium