U Of A Trustees Approve Bonds For Razorback Stadium Expansion

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a plan Thursday (June 16) to buy $120 million in bonds to fund the expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

The preliminary total cost of the project is $160 million.

The board passed the motion by a vote of 8-2.

The bonds will be paid back using athletic revenues, gifts and bond proceeds from a future bond issue, according to a release from Razorback Athletics.

The project will include renovations to existing seating and the addition of new seating in the north end zone. The new seating will include suites, loge boxes, club seats and club areas.

The east and end concourses will also be connected to improve how fan move around the stadium.

The football team will also get a new game-day locker room, training room and pre/post-game support rooms.

The stadium will also be updated with new elevators and existing suites and club areas will undergo renovations.

A new video board will also be added at the south end of the stadium and security and safety systems will be enhanced.

The Frank Broyles Athletic Center will be rebuilt in the new north end.

The the renovations and additions are expected to be complete in time for the 2018 football season.