Northwestern releases early design concepts for dynamic new Ryan Field Privately funded stadium campus will emphasize fan experience, accessibility, sustainability while creating a year-round community asset for Northwestern and Evanston communities. September 28, 2022 | By Northwestern Now Staff
One year after announcing a transformative gift by the Pat ’59, ’09 H (’97, ’00 P) and Shirley Ryan ’61, ’19 H (’97, ’00 P) Family to build a new Ryan Field, Northwestern University today released renderings of a schematic design for the new stadium to replace the current 97-year-old structure.
The new Ryan Field stadium campus will be funded entirely with private dollars — requiring no taxpayer financing — and will create a world-class home for Northwestern University Athletics. When complete, the new stadium will create a best-in-the-nation football experience for fans, student-athletes and the community.