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Photo Gallery: We've got standing steel at Memorial Stadium

A late-April look at the progress surrounding the construction of KU's future home football stadium

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Construction has begun on the steel structure that will make up the west side of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, which is scheduled to open in time for the 2025 season. [R1S1 Sports photos]

From the sound of things, construction on the reimagined David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium project, which includes a complete overhaul of the Anderson Family Football Complex, has moved largely on schedule and at a good pace.

Hundreds of workers, dozens of different trucks and companies have been busy tearing down, clearing out, preparing new space and building in the spot where the new KU football stadium will stand.

Last week, for the first time, we saw signs of an actual structure taking shape on what will be the west side of the stadium. Plenty of concrete, dirt and electrical work had been done already. But there's something exciting and official about the actual steel going up. After all, that, in no uncertain terms, will be the base of the structure for the new venue, which is scheduled to open in time for the start of the 2025 season.

Plenty of work remains ahead and the project will continue to take on new looks and reach new milestones in the months ahead.

It's been a while since we gave updated you, though, so here's the latest look the project as things stand at the end of April.

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