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Reser Stadium To Feature New Lighting For 2023 Season

Sep 21, 2022

CORVALLIS, Ore. Reser Stadium will feature new lighting for the 2023 season as part of the Completing Reser project that will make it a national best-in-class football facility with year-round programming and facilities for all OSU students, faculty and staff.
"The new lights will have an immediate impact on the fan experience in Reser Stadium. When combined with the new videoboard and additional ribbon boards, moments like the intro video, team entrance, touchdowns and third quarter break will reach new heights in the entertainment and excitement category."
Oregon State is partnering with Musco Lighting and switching from Metal Halide bulbs to LED fixtures throughout Reser Stadium. It will allow for instant on/off, flashing, programed light movements, while lowering energy usage for games.
LED fixtures are the new standard for field lighting and allows for better field lighting for the student-athletes, fans and TV coverage. The lights will be focused on the field rather than spilling out into the seating area, parking lots and surrounding community.
The $161 million Completing Reser project was announced on Feb. 4, 2021. The project involves the complete demolition and rebuilding of the west side of Reser Stadium and the construction of year-round university facilities, including a new state-of-the art interactive welcome center for new students considering attending OSU; new health center facilities for Corvallis campus students; health care facilities for OSU faculty and staff; and additional meeting space for university students, faculty and staff.
Once completed, Reser Stadium will offer new premium and general seating options on the west side that will provide the closest proximity to the playing field of any college football stadium in the country, said Scott Barnes, university vice president and director of OSU Athletics.
When finished Reser Stadium will feature a 360-degree stadium concourse and include expanded concessions and restroom facilities, enhanced sightlines, accessibility improvements and other fan amenities comparable to the east side of Reser, which was renovated prior to the 2005 season.
An approximate 35,000-square-foot medical facility for students will be located on the southeastern corner of Reser Stadium. The university is exploring the possibility of a partnership with a private company to provide medical services to OSU employees and community members.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).