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    Richardson Stadium ready for football home opener

    Fans will notice some big changes at Richardson Stadium when they arrive at the home opener to cheer on the Queen’s Gaels as they take on the McMaster Marauders September 2.

    Twenty-six sets of transportable bleachers have been erected at the stadium to replace portions of the old bleachers that were removed earlier this year following recommendations made in an engineering report.

    The new bleachers are 10 tiers high and approximately 33 feet long. Physical Plant Services worked closely with Athletics and Recreation to determine the positioning of the temporary bleachers. Some are placed on the track surrounding the field, allowing fans to be closer to the action than ever before.

    The university’s ultimate goal is to revitalize its playing fields and Richardson Stadium to be among the highest quality university facilities in Canada to inspire the community, support student health and wellness, showcase Queen’s athletic successes, and recruit train, and challenge scholar-athletes. The Fields and Stadium Project is a $25 million priority of the Initiative Campaign.