Possible Big House Seating Expansion

Possible Big House Seating Expansion

Submitted by corncobb on August 26th, 2010 at 11:28 PM

While I was working at the Big House installing the elevators, I heard one of the engineers discussing the further expansion of the stadium. From what he said, there were talks of expanding the capacity another 5,000 seats in the very near future. It sounded like they wanted to add bleacher seating around the top of the north and south end zones, basically where the scoreboards are. I have no idea if there is any credibility to this engineer's info, so I was wondering if anyone can add anything to this.  Has anyone heard any similar rumors? I know the footings are in place to seat 200,000 so I may not be completely dilusional.

I would love to see it happen, personally, and there is no way it is even close to the undertaking the suites were. I just wanted to throw it out there and see if anyone close to the University has heard similar plans. Thanks.