Update: Sunday, 9:30 PM
West Virginia’s 52-44 triple overtime loss to Iowa State last November will go down as the final game to feature plain gray walls at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Check out the how the new graphics look at Milan Puskar Stadium, now complete:
Best picture I’ve seen of the new wall wraps covering the gray walls around Mountaineer Field.. pic.twitter.com/ZpHbntWeyC
— Ben Booth« ®™ (@TheBenBoothShow) August 25, 2014
Now, what would be the best way to debut the new look for the Milan Puskar Stadium sidelines? A win against Towson on September 6.
Original Text: Sunday, 5:45 PM
It seems as though the new Big 12 Conference logos on the field weren’t the only changes inside Milan Puskar Stadium this offseason. Here’s what it looks like inside the home of West Virginia football as of Sunday afternoon, courtesy of senior associate head coach Tom Bradley’s Twitter account:
After sporting the battleship gray look on the walls of Milan Puskar Stadium since its debut in September 1980, this is a welcomed surprise before football season kicks off next weekend in Atlanta.
West Virginia, who was moving from the Big East Conference to the Big 12, issued a Request for Proposals for what was called “digitally printed graphic vinyl banner with aluminum frame” in July 2012 to wrap both sidelines, the north end zone in front of the Touchdown Terrace and walls of the south end zone by the Milan Puskar Center. After not being pleased with the proposals, no proposal was accepted to complete the job and put the move on hold until a later date.
In comparison of what Bradley snapped Sunday and the original designs from two years ago, the “Pride of West Virginia” banner in the north end zone looks identical, so it’s likely the rest of the banners will remain the same in the rest of the stadium.
West Virginia will debut these new designs against the Towson Tigers in the 2014 season home opener on Root Sports at 7:30 p.m. September 6.