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Ohio State looking to add 2,500 more seats to “The Shoe”

Ohio Stadium could soon be the third-largest stadium in college football if all goes as planned. A report from The Columbus Dispatch states that The Ohio State University’s athletic department is going to propose an expansion project that would add 2,500 seats to the Columbus, Ohio venue to the tune of roughly $9 million.

The move, if approved, would make Ohio Stadium the third-largest stadium in college football behind  “The Big House” of Michigan Stadium and Penn State’s Beaver Stadium located in Happy Valley. The University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium and the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium would be next on the list after the renovated Ohio Stadium.

As Luke Zimmerman at Land-Grant Holy Land states, Texas A&M has plans for their Kyle Field that are likely to take place in 2015 and would place their capacity above 102,000. The University of Texas is reportedly looking to expand their Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium to between 115,000 and 125,000.

[Related: Ohio State President Gordon Gee on the apology trail once again]

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Shoe horn those people in!!!!!

  • Grif_E

    I guess you should get these sort of things done before the cable model money starts drying up.

  • mgbode

    “The University of Texas is reportedly looking to expand their Darrell K.
    Royal Texas Memorial Stadium to between 115,000 and 125,000.”

    Hahahahahahahahahaha. I guess there just aren’t enough empty seats for them?

    They already had pretty laid back fans, their biggest rivalry game is always in Dallas(RRR), and they cancelled their 2nd biggest rivalry (A&M). But, hey, why not add more seats so noone can show up to watch Baylor and TCU.

    Note: UTx obviously know what they are doing as they make way more $$$ than any other university in the country from their athletics. However, I find it absolutely hilarious that these seats will likely be “sold” to boosters and then not used.

  • i found a mock-up of the kyle field expansion.

  • MrCleaveland

    Gonna need those extra seats when Rutgers starts rolling into town, right?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Almost as if one is floating!!!

  • JK

    “give me all the moniez” – E bro Gee

  • mgbode

    you forgot all the banners saying how good their women sport teams are (you cannot avoid them on that campus – they are everywhere)