Photos: Arkansas posts renderings of stadium expansion
If you’ve been following Razorbacks social media accounts today, you might have noticed, as Arkansas Fight did, that the Arkansas PR team began sending out links to a new website promoting a proposed $160 million stadium expansion to be completed by the 2018 football season.
The website features multiple new renderings, including an expanded north end zone, adding 4,800 seats to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, which currently holds 72,000:
The expanded area includes new suites and box seats:
On the other end of the seating spectrum, there will also be a designated standing room only are:
Before any fans get too excited, however, proposed could be a key word here, as the expansion has not been authorized yet. Former Sen. David Pryor, a UA trustee, has not yet endorsed the project according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
“I assume I am, right now, a minority of one, but I feel very strongly that now is not the time to go forward with the stadium project,” Pryor said Friday.
Arkansas launch and promotion of the new website suggest the athletics department is confident that the proposed expansion will be approved.
More information on the expansion can be found on the project’s official website.