Colleges and universities are constantly upgrading their stadiums to accommodate their fan base and improve their experience at the games. It seems like stadiums are getting bigger every year, and Ohio State’s stadium is currently undergoing a $13.7 million renovation.
A break down of the stadium renovations underway from Ohio State’s website:
- The south stands seat expansion work will add approximately 2,600 seats and create a wide, rubber-surfaced tunnel for the Buckeyes to walk down to enter the field.
- This new seating will not compromise the integrity of the “horseshoe” design of the stadium as created by architect Howard Dwight Smith.
- The installation of permanent lighting above the east and west walls will “crown” the stadium with high definition sports lighting from MUSCO.
- And completion of the concrete waterproofing project that was started last year will preserve the 1922-circa coating and concrete in portions of A deck.
For those Ohio State fans wanting an update on the progress, head coach Urban Meyer tweeted out a picture of the stands as they look now, there is still a lot of time to finish up the project before the August 14th deadline.
The Shoe – bigger and better. Wow!! pic.twitter.com/fatPu7X0vU
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) June 10, 2014
For comparison, here is a before photo from Ari Wasserman, Northeast Ohio Media Group, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
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