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ASU football to leave Sun Devil Stadium in 2015 for renovations

The Arizona State Sun Devils will vacate Sun Devil Stadium for a year as it undergoes renovations.

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Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

The Arizona State Sun Devils will likely see their football team displaced for the 2015 season while Sun Devil Stadium undergoes substantial renovations, and ASU athletic director Steve Patterson said that the team could temporarily relocate to Glendale or downtown Phoenix, according to The Arizona Republic.

Patterson announced the plans at a Tempe Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. He told those in the audience that the displacement of the football team should only be for a season. With construction expected to start after the 2013 football season, the team should be able to continue playing in Sun Devil Stadium during some of the construction period, although the numbers of available seats would be more limited.

Though Patterson mentioned two possible temporary homes for the ASU football team, there are no set plans for it to play at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, or at Glendale's University of Phoenix Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals.

Patterson added that the master plan for the renovation is still in the works, and it could range from a $90 million upgrade to Sun Devil Stadium's structural integrity and safety to a more expensive deal.