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IT'S TAKING SHAPE

Fast progress being made on construction of MSU-Northern's football stadium

 

April 24, 2020

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A view looking west at the construction site of the new football stadium at Montana State University-Northern earlier this week. The bowling in of the stadium has already been completed, with a huge amount of earth having been moved according to Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel. The construction of the new stadium began just three weeks ago, but, progress is being made quickly. Kegel said this week that, Northern hopes to be playing games in the stadium by the October portion of the Lights' schedule, at the latest. MSU-N is set to open its season Aug. 29 against Arizona Christian in Havre.

Montana State University-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel has had a vision for an on-campus football stadium for quite some time now.

And three weeks after ground-breaking on the stadium, Kegel's vision is really coming into focus.

Excavation work has been the first phase of construction on the stadium site, which sits at the western-most end of Northern's campus. In fact, according to Kegel, as of Tuesday, 55,000 cubic feet of earth has been moved, and that's an impressive start.

"It would have been a lot easier to just put the stadium up on top there like it was," Kegel said. "But I alw...



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