Iowa State announced Monday that Jack Trice Stadium will undergo an expansion project that will make it the third largest stadium in the Big 12 by the time the 2015 season rolls around.
The stadium’s new capacity will be 61,000 upon completion of the expansion of the south end zone area in August 2015. The project includes a new “two-story premium seating club space” and an “HD-quality video board and sound system.”
“The atmosphere of an enclosed stadium – supported by a huge video board at each end of the stadium – significantly enhance the game day experience,” Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard said. “This project has multiple benefits for the institution, the athletics department and the football program.”
With the news of the expansion, Iowa State also released renderings of what the stadium will look like when the project is completed.
According to the Ames Tribune, the premium club seating area will seat 3,000 and will include “access to a lounge overlooking the field, HD televisions, cash food stations, a full-service cash bar and private restrooms.” Additionally, the new video board will be 150-feet by 36 feet and will look similar to the video board in the north end zone.
Construction for the project will be presented to the ISU Board of Regents for final approval on June 5 followed by ground breaking in the summer.
A second phase of the project continues to be discussed for the future. That would include “improvements to the parking and green space areas” near the stadium.
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