Thanks to generous donations from Queen's alumni, the university is set to build a new pavilion for Richardson Stadium that will provide enhanced amenities for student-athletes, students, coaches, spectators, and community members.
This new addition will be the finishing touch on the 2016 redevelopment of Richardson Stadium and complete the vision for a rejuvenated stadium. The groundbreaking later this year coincides with the 100th anniversary of the opening of a George Taylor Richardson Memorial Stadium on campus.
Queen's announced and celebrated the gifts behind the project during an online event on April 15. Over 300 donors contributed over $11 million to make the pavilion possible, with the lead gift coming from Stu (Sc'74) and Kim Lang (Artsci'76). Stu Lang played for the Gaels as an undergraduate at Queen's, and went on to a professional career in the Canadian Football League. He also served as coach of the University of Guelph Gryphons, where he remains an adviser for the team.