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GECU to sponsor new amenities, ‘Sky Lounge’ at Sun Bowl Stadium

The University of Texas at El Paso and GECU Friday unveiled new enhancements for the 55-year-old Sun Bowl Stadium.

The project will bring a new press box and Sky Lounge to the GECU Terrace. Other amenities will include a renovated concourse with modernized restrooms and ADA capabilities.

“The planned renovation of Sun Bowl Stadium is a key step in our continued campus transformation that enhances the overall experience of our students, faculty, staff and visitors,” UTEP President Diana Natalicio said. “We are grateful for the collaboration and support of our longtime community partner GECU as we begin modernizing this iconic facility that serves not only the UTEP campus but the entire region.”

“One of the most beautiful stadiums in college football will become even more breathtaking,” , Director of Athletics Jim Senter said. “We thank GECU for their partnership, their commitment and their investment in helping get this project underway.”

The GECU Terrace will feature club seats, loge boxes and outdoor cantinas. The university hopes to finish the renovations in 2019, along with the all-new press box and Sky Lounge, which will replace the existing Captain’s Club.

“We’re excited to unveil the GECU Terrace,”GECU CEO Crystal Long said. “As a proud partner with UTEP, we work together and share the common goal of improving lives for generations to come.”

When completed the project will include 2 elevators and Natalicio said the renovations will also be ADA compliant.

“We’ve done makeshift accommodations and that had never been satisfactory in our view, but we had very little way of addressing those issues and we are very excited about this. I mean if that were the only reason to do it, it would be worth it,” Natalicio said.

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