The Husky Stadium renovation committee briefed the board of regents today on a scaled back $300 million renovation plan, with half of the funds coming from state money.
Interim athletic director Scott Woodward says early reaction from the Legislature has been good, and a quick check by The News Tribune legislative team is backing that up.
If the Legislature goes thumbs up, ground could be broken after the coming season, the 2009 season could be played at Qwest Field, and the Huskies could move into their new digs for the 2010 season. However, Woodward held out some hope that the Huskies might not have to go off campus.
Those new digs would include a new lower bowl much closer to field, which would be lowered and the track removed.
The scaled-back piece is the west end zone, which will still be moved about 100 feet closer to the field, but which will no longer include the coaches offices, team shop and other support facilities that would have made it something of a front door to the UW football program.