Yes, they are. Or were. They have been removed now. In their place are tents that serve as places for students to hang out during the game, sort of a student suite.I agree. They almost look transparent. I don't remember seeing those in years before. I wonder if they're some sort of temporary bleachers used for extra capacity games.
I rather doubt it. This expansion will be done below/in front of the main BC (the current area which formerly had the garage doors is also part of the BC but will be removed, and the gameday dressing room in that area will be reworked under the new stands). If there is a need for additional general seating, it would be fairly easy to put an upper deck on the south end (see photo below) and add 5000-8000 seats. Right now there's really not the demand for that many seats. GunnerJacket, yep, more party suites in the end zones. That's the only reason this is happening. If people really want to write huge checks to sit in party suites, you might as well let them.I wonder if they'll construct the new Broyles Center so it can be withstand an additional future expansion in the north end.