The Evanston City Council has approved an amendment to reclassify the land on which it is located at Ryan Field, the stadium where the National Football League franchise plays its home games.
More investment for U.S. stadiums. The Northwestern Wildcats, a militant franchise in the National Football League (NFL), will spend $800 million to build a new stadium, according to Front Office Sport.
The City Council of Evanston (Illinois) has approved an amendment for the redevelopment of the land on which the Ryan Field stadium is located after it was approved with six votes in favor and two against.
Northwestern’s privately funded $800 million plan to build the stadium calls for the venue to be able to host up to six concerts a year and serve alcohol. The latter aspect required approval by the City Council.
The new stadium will replace the current Ryan Field, which was inaugurated in 1926 and has a capacity of around 12,000 spectators. It is estimated that, after the construction of the new stadium, it will be able to hold up to 35,000 people for American football games and 28,500 for concerts.
Million-dollar investments in NFL stadiums are the order of the day. Nashville will invest $2.6 billion in the new stadium of the Tennessee Titans NFL franchise. The new stadium will be the second most expensive in the United States, behind only SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
The Northwestern Wildcats will have a 35,000-seat stadium for football games and 28,500 for concerts
The goal of the Tennessee state capital is for the new facility to be able to host events such as the Super Bowl and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) finals, among others.
Northwestern Wildcats was founded in 1876 and is one of the oldest franchises in the country. It is one of Northwestern University’s athletic disciplines, having its roots in the 19th century when the institution’s athletic program was initially established with football and baseball teams. Years later, he created the American football team and basketball also entered the university’s sports pool.
For its part, the NFL is considering playing an official game of its regular season in Spain in 2025, although Brazil also has options to be the destination that the American competition bets on.
For the time being, the NFL has visited the Santiago Bernabéu and the Cívitas Metropolitano, although it also aims to land at Camp Nou, once all its works are completed in 2026.
In addition to Spain, the NFL has already played games in London, Mexico, Frankfurt, and Munich. His visit to the Bavarian city in 2022 had an economic impact of €70.2 million, with an average expenditure of €333 per day during the game weekend, a figure that is €108 above the average regular outlay made by tourists in the German city.