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University of Oklahoma Breaks Attendance Record


Renovations to Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium were met with a positive reception, as the University of Oklahoma set an attendance record on Saturday.

Prior to this season, Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium was significantly overhauled. Most of the work was concentrated on the south end of the facility, which was enclosed to expand the stadium’s offerings. New seating was placed in this area, which also received concourse upgrades. Another major project was the installation of a new videoboard.

University officials said in late August that work on some of the club areas was continuing, as crews tried to that portion of the project by Saturday’s opener against Louisiana Monroe. The debut of the renovations proved to not only be a success on the field–the University of Oklahoma won in a 59-17 blow out–but also at the gates, as the university drew a record 87,037 fans. More from OU Daily:

A record 87,037 fans attended Saturday night’s game in Gaylord Family- Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, breaking the previous mark of 86,031 on Oct. 27, 2012 when the Sooners fell to Notre Dame.

Oklahoma is 9-1 all-time in its 10 highest-attended games ever. For a complete list of OU attendance records, visit 

OU’s stadium has been undergoing renovations since last spring, which are still underway. The stadium was fully enclosed and fan concourses were added, as well as VIP suites, prior to OU’s season opener against the Warhawks.
The $160 million renovation project is not completely finished, as work to the south end’s exterior is still in progress. Renovations should be complete next summer, when a new team facility is completed outside of the stadium.
Image of Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, posted on August 1, courtesy of the University of Oklahoma.

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