ASU has moved on from its last game at the Rose Bowl Stadium, and it’s not because it’s in a bad place.
The Sun Devils will host an Arizona State football game at a new venue, the Rosebud Fieldhouse, that will include an expanded field, a locker room, practice field and parking lots.
ASU announced Wednesday it will build a new, larger venue in Scottsdale.
The new venue will be the home of the ASU football program, which will be renamed ASU Stadium, for which it will replace the former Rose Bowl.
ASSU officials said Wednesday the stadium’s renovations and renovation of the locker room will cost $12.5 million and be complete by 2021.
The move comes a day after ASU athletics director Chris Plante announced the school will be selling its home football and men’s basketball teams, which have played at the same stadium since 2008.
The teams have not played in the Rose for decades, with the last game played at ASU’s old home in 1997.
Plante said the new stadium will provide more flexibility for ASU and the football program.
Plantesa said the decision to move the games was “about keeping the stadium and football program in a state of good repair, and a state that will not have any major events until the stadium is rebuilt and ready for the 2018 season.”
He said the university will also invest $20 million into the stadium, which was built in 1997 as part of a stadium plan approved by Arizona lawmakers.
Plants said the money will help ASU upgrade its facilities and the facilities of the Sun Devils basketball program.
ASUND announced in January it will sell the men’s and women’s basketball programs.