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    Get in the end zone

    [End Zone Vote]
    The end zone design for the revitalized Richardson Stadium will be decided through an online vote.

    The Queen’s community has the opportunity to have a say in how a piece of the revitalized Richardson Stadium will look.

    Athletics and Recreation at Queen’s is currently hosting the End Zone Design Contest, where people are invited to cast their vote online for one of three designs for the end zones of the football field.

    Votes can be cast at gogaelsgo.com/endzonevote until Nov. 15. The design with the most votes will be selected as the design featured at the stadium when it opens in fall 2016.

    The revitalization of Richardson Stadium is a priority within Queen’s University's $500-million Initiative Campaign.

    The project is viewed as not just the construction of a new stadium but a key element to the building of a strong varsity sports program for Queen’s, and of a strong university overall.

    Plans for the revitalization were kicked off in March 2014 with the announcement of a $10 million pledge to the stadium project from Queen’s alumnus and former Gael Stu Lang and his wife Kim. That announcement was followed by news of a $5 million contribution from the Richardson Foundation. Other donors have also come forward to contribute to the project, bringing the total amount raised to more than $17 million. 

    The university will contribute an additional $3 million for infrastructure support of the stadium, bringing the total funding to $20.27 million.

    Richardson Stadium has been a fixture at Queen’s for nearly 100 years. The original Richardson Stadium was built in 1921 and located on what is now Tindall Field as a gift of James Armstrong Richardson, Queen’s Chancellor from 1929 to 1939. In 1971 the stadium was rebuilt on its current site at West Campus.