Vandy in 'beginning stages' of football 'stadium reimagining'

Vandy AD David Williams and football coach James Franklin fired off an email today seeking input from alumni on future renovations to Vanderbilt Stadium.

The email in toto:

Our fans have stayed the course, and now, the momentum for Vanderbilt Athletics has never been greater. We are in the beginning stages of a bold project-reimagining the Stadium through a proposed renovation on its existing footprint. We need your help. Please complete a brief survey to share your input as we explore the idea of renovating our Stadium.

Unlike any other facility on campus, the Stadium brings students, faculty, alumni and fans together to cheer on our Vanderbilt Commodores. Enhancing our Stadium is also a key component in our ability to compete in the SEC, to athletics success over the long term and to our vision for an unparalleled undergraduate experience.

While no decisions have been made yet about this renovation, we hope this project will turn the Stadium into a showpiece for the university and the community. Your input will be valuable as we explore options for a Stadium that will provide an unforgettable game day experience.

We want to hear from our loyal Commodore fans. Please click on the link below to access the Vanderbilt Stadium survey. If you are an active National Commodore Club member, you will receive five bonus points upon completion of the survey, which will be added to your priority rank.


We greatly appreciate your feedback and your support of Vanderbilt Athletics.

Anchor Down!

And yes, it really said "INSERT SURVEY LINK" (GO PERDS!) and had no survey link. UPDATED: It appears this problem wasn't universal. And here's a link to the survey.

Obviously, this is very preliminary — call it the "visioning" stage. Nonetheless, it's obvious this is something the university plans on moving forward with (eventually).

For history buffs, Tom Wood has a collection of clippings from when the stadium went up in the 1920s.