It has been over a year since news broke that Ohio Stadium would undergo a $13.7 million expansion leading up to the 2014 season.
With the season less than three months away, we were treated to a glimpse of the progress on the addition of approximately 2,600 seats to the stadium’s south end via a tweet from head coach Urban Meyer on Tuesday.
As you can see, the addition of these seats almost entirely closes off Ohio Stadium’s famous Horseshoe, which used to be completely open. Seats have been gradually added in a series of expansions, and this most recent expansion would push the capacity to nearly 105,000 – third best in the country (and Big Ten) behind Michigan Stadium and Penn State’s Beaver Stadium.
The full project is expected to be completed by August and along with permanent lighting, new FieldTurf has already been installed. The Buckeyes’ season kicks off with a neutral site game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore against Navy on August 30, then the team will make its 2014 home debut on September 6 under the lights against Virginia Tech.
Meyer’s squad pulled off a perfect 12-0 regular season before losing back-to-back heartbreakers to Michigan State and Clemson in the Big Ten Championship Game and Orange Bowl.
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