With a new football season just around the corner, the University of Arkansas is showcasing the results of a Reynolds Razorback Stadium expansion.
Arkansas has been working on a $160-million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, focusing on the facility’s north end. The scope of the expansion was fairly broad, as it led to improved team facilities that are highlighted by a new locker room. Fan areas were also a focus of the expansion, with Arkansas adding new club areas and a variety of premium seating options. In addition, the expansion allows Reynolds Razorback Stadium to now have a full 360-degree Level 1 concourse.
At this point, there are still some finishing touches that need to be put into place, but all of the necessary features will be up and running for Saturday’s opener against Eastern Illinois. With this project, Arkansas is poised to offer a revamped north end zone area that should be noticeable to fans and players alike. More from Fayetteville Flyer:
The expanded north end zone project features four levels, and includes 40 suites, 70 loge boxes, and 1,967 seats, along with an updated Broyles Center that houses offices for coaches and department administrators, a new game-day home locker room for the players, and other amenities.
A majority of the project has been completed, with only a few finishing touches remaining on the public areas.
“All the football-game necessary areas for Saturday will be completed,” UA athletic director Hunter Yurachek told reporters on Monday. “Really, the only areas of this facility that won’t be operational on Saturday will be the office complex. Those areas will be completed, but we’ve got some work to do this week, and our staff needs to focus on the football game piece. We all have offices, so moving into our offices, setting up furniture, computers, and things of that nature aren’t necessary for us to play a football game on Saturday.
“Everything else will be ready, and it will be finished within the $160 million budget which has been the case since this project started,” he said.
It should be noted that, in addition to the amenities added through the Reynolds Razorback Stadium expansion, Arkansas is making several changes to the fan experience this season. That includes self-scanning ticket stations, a new gate and seating section numbering system, and more.
Rendering courtesy Unviersity of Arkansas.