Updating each SEC school's most recent stadium renovations
SDS decided to look into the last stadium upgrades to each SEC program’s home turf. Some stadiums simply changed field surfaces or upgraded video boards, while others added seating and luxury boxes and even enclosed end zones in the stadium.
Alabama (Bryant-Denny Stadium)
Renovations: South end zone expansion to add seating and skyboxes. Upgraded video and audio systems.
Arkansas (D.W.R. Razorback Stadium)
Renovations: Additional suites, club seats and loge boxes to North end of stadium. Removal or renovation of existing areas. A rebuilding of Broyles Athletic Center.
Capacity: More than 75,000
*Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium)
Renovations: New HD LED video board installed.
Florida (Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)
Renovations: Upgraded concourse in West stands.
Georgia (Sanford Stadium)
Renovations: Upgraded video boards.
Kentucky (Commonwealth Stadium)
Renovations: Upgraded press box, club suites, concourses, bathrooms. Reduction of capacity.
LSU (Tiger Stadium)
Renovations: South end zone upper deck expansion, new suites and club seating.
Mississippi State (Davis Wade Stadium)
Renovations: Added seating in North end zone. New concourse in West stands. New North end zone video board.
Missouri (Faurot Field)
Renovations: Press box upgraded. Rock “M” and grass berm moved closer to North end zone. Upper bowl seating added to East stands.
**Ole Miss (Vaught-Hemingway Stadium)
Renovations: Replaced AstroPlay field surface with field turf.
South Carolina (Williams-Brice Stadium)
Renovations: Newly installed green spaces, brick pathways and gates at Springs Brooks Plaza. Several burgeoning palmetto trees. Statue of George Rogers. Wall that features memorials to past Gamecocks stars.
Tennessee (Neyland Stadium)
Renovation: Widen concourses, expand restrooms and improve concession areas.
Texas A&M (Kyle Field)
Renovations: Renovation of lower deck seating. Addition of seating and media area in South end zone. Reconstruction of West side of stadium
Vanderbilt (Vanderbilt Stadium)
Renovations: North, East and West concourses. Addition of brick-and-iron fencing. Addition of new entry plazas. Added seating, football offices, locker rooms and luxury suites in North end zone. Relocation of JumboTron.
* In 2011 Auburn began planning for a future stadium expansion that would increase capacity to 100,000, but no plans have been finalized.
** Ole Miss approved plans for further expansion in 2011, including added seating in the North end zone, club suites, and new lights, sound system and video boards. The expansion would increase the stadium’s capacity to 64,038 by this year.