Bryant-Denny expansion begins

Bryant Denny Stadium - Photo by Melissa Parker
Bryant Denny Stadium - Photo by Melissa Parker

Construction is underway on the next phase of the expansion project at Bryant-Denny Stadium and will continue through the 2009 football season.

Final approval was given in February to begin the $80.6 million project on the south end zone that will raise its capacity to more than 101,000 seats. After its completion, the south end zone will have as many seats as the north end zone, with video scoreboards in the corners.

University of Alabama Athletic director Mal Moore cited an “unbelievable demand for tickets” because of this past season’s success. The waiting list for tickets has also grown to more than 10,000 people. The main reason for the expansion is to insure that every student who wants to come to a game can receive a ticket.

Included in the expansion will be 8,500 upper-deck seats, 1,700 club seats, 36 luxury suites at a $500,000 pledge apiece, an upper concourse with restrooms, a Donors Hall of Fame, Crimson Tide foundation offices, and an outdoor market at street level. The south end zone expansion project should be completed in time for the 2010 football season.

Article by Melissa Parker

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