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Old October 13th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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College Football Stadium Expansions thread

This is the thread for college football stadiums of NCAA Division I and how they got expanded.

I'll start off with Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

1929-Started out as a 30,000-seat stadium
1940-Field-level lights are added
1949-6,000 seats were added to south side
1964-Field level lights are removed, 7,261 temporary seats were added
1967-19640-seat upper deck with press box and club seating added
1981-East endzone stands were enclosed adding 19,000 seats
1982-Lights were added at the top of the upper level.
1991-Portion of west end zone stands were enclosed adding 4205 seats
1994-30 luxury suites added on top of south stands
1996-The hedges are temporarily removed to accommodate the 1996 Summer Olympics Association Football (soccer) matches
2000-20 additional luxury suites are added
2003- A 5,500-seat 3rd upper tier is added to north side
2004-27 SkySuites were added to the north side
2005-New video display added to west end zone
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Old October 14th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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There's already a huge one a few pages back
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Old January 29th, 2008, 03:20 AM   #3
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A huge what? If you're talking about a thread about the expansions of college football stadiums, I looked at it a few years ago (before I joined SkyscraperCity), but now that thread is lost.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 04:12 AM   #4
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I thought this was to be a summation of current projects (OSU, Texas, Illinois...). If you're talking comprehensive history I'll save you the trouble:

collegegridirons.com has a few errors but is pretty spot on, includes discussion of most major expansions and covers all of 1-A. Plus many pictures. That and worldstadiums.com will get you pretty far.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 12:48 AM   #5
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Next, The Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

1929-Opened as Denny Stadium with 12,000 seats
1937-6,000 seats added to east side
1950-Capacity expanded to 25,000
1961-Capacity expanded to 43,000
1966-Capacity expanded to 60,000
1975-Given its current name
1988-West upper deck added expanding capacity to 70,123
1998-East upper deck added expanding capacity to 83,818
2006-North upper deck added expanding capacity to 92,138
Future-South upper deck will be added expanding capacity to about 100,458
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Old February 5th, 2008, 06:35 AM   #6
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show some pics to go along with the upgrades.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 05:29 AM   #7
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Old April 7th, 2008, 02:47 AM   #8
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Here's Clemson's new expansion called the WestZone, which was completed in 2006. Capacity for Death Valley is over 80,000 with 86,092 being the most we've ever fit in for a game versus Florida State.

During construction




View from the WestZone


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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:54 AM   #9
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Stadium enlargement

I open this as a new thread, because i think its interesting, how a stadium was enlarged. As an example,

Westfalenstadium Dortmund

1974 - 1992 (42.800)


1992 - 1995 (55.000)


1995 - 2003 (68.600)


since 2003 (81.168)


all pictures from http://www.ruhrhopper.de
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Old November 16th, 2008, 12:20 PM   #10
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great thread,and stadium
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Thanks for the enlargement history of Westfalen stadion.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #12
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Old Trafford

http://www.stadiumguide.com/manutdstory.htm
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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #13
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Thanks for this.

enlargement > build a new stadium
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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:17 PM   #14
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Here is a history of the Fritz-Walter-Stadion in Kaiserslautern.

http://www.go2betzel.de/stadion.htm
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the name of this thread reminds me on another kind of enlargement
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Great thread. I really liked Old Trafford in the early 90's when they completed the single tier all the way around and the capacity was 44,000. Today it just looks unbalanced as that one side and corners are not the same as the rest of the stadium. Hopefully one day they will be built!
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Old November 18th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #19
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enlargement BayArena 2009



1958 (20.000)




1997 VIP-Lounges added



1999 Lindner Hotel build - new name "BayArena"




2008-2009 remodeling (+10.000 added) new capacity >30.000





more pics see http://www.bl1904.de/include.php?pat...ds9muVIDJ7i7AM

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Old November 18th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #20
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BayArena will be stunning !!! Germany has some very nice football Stadiums
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