Report: Oklahoma planning $350 million stadium expansion

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

Oklahoma Memorial Stadium could look different in 2015
Oklahoma Memorial Stadium could look different in 2015. (USATSI)

The home of the Oklahoma Sooners could be getting a facelift in the near future, or maybe just a touch-up. A very expensive touch-up.

According to a report from KWTV in Norman, Oklahoma, the school is expected to announce a "Master Expansion Plan" for Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The plan has reportedly been approved and will be announced at a future meeting of the school's board of regents.

The expansion, which is expected to cost between $350 and $400 million, would begin following the final home game of the 2014 season. The hope is that all renovations would be finished before the start of the 2015 season, but, well, the best laid plans and all that.

As for what the planned renovations include additional seats in the south end zone, which would increase the stadium's capacity from 82,112 to nearly 88,000. The school also plans to upgrade the current suites and add more suites in the south end zone, as well as put in a new press box (just make sure it includes free food or all the sports writers will say mean things about you), as well as facility upgrades for the team and players.

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