Renovated Husky Stadium ready for debut

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Renovated Husky Stadium ready for debut

TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE (AP) — The finest piece of real estate in college football now has a facility worthy of its waterfront location.

Husky Stadium is no longer crumbling and dilapidated. Rebar is no longer exposed, concrete is no longer cracked and seats don’t feel miles away from the field.

Washington will christen its $280 million renovation Saturday night when the Huskies host No. 19 Boise State. The Huskies have been using the facility for most of their fall camp and moved into their new locker rooms, weight rooms, training center and offices a couple of weeks ago.

The debut is the latest in college football’s never-ending race to build bigger and better facilities. Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said some facilities can be over the top, but he feels the job his staff did on the stadium fits for the Huskies.

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