Alluded to this in the prior slide, but Beaver Stadium is mostly exposed on the outside.
This is a big reason why the renovations need to happen, because of the weathering to the plumbing and infrastructure of the stadium. There is no current protection for these important features from the elements.
In addition to protecting the structure itself, enclosing the concourses will help protect the fans. It can get brutally cold in Central Pennsylvania in November and sitting through an entire football game can be difficult for most fans.
At other stadiums, fans would escape to the concourses to warm up, but at Beaver Stadium, the concourses are exposed to the outside, especially on the upper levels. That means that fans resort to standing in the bathrooms to keep warm. This leads to the bathroom lines being even longer, and let’s be honest, who wants to hang out in a public bathroom?
With the College Football Playoff expanding to 12 teams in 2024, there’s a pretty good chance that Penn State football will host a playoff game or two in the coming years. Conditions are already bad in November, imagine mid-December.