Feb. 6, 2009
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees officially approved a plan for expansion of Bryant-Denny Stadium's South End Zone in its meeting in Birmingham on Friday, February 6, 2009. The project will add more than 9,000 seats and 36 skyboxes to raise the stadium's capacity to approximately 101,000. That capacity would make the stadium the nation's fifth-largest college football venue based on 2008 NCAA figures regarding seating capacities at major college stadiums.
The stadium expansion project is expected to cost approximately $80.6 million and will include preservation of the existing structure and enhancements that will improve the game-day experience for all fans. Construction is expected to begin this spring with completion projected for the start of the 2010 football season. Plans have not been finalized for ticket distribution in the new South End Zone addition, but all groups will be notified when a comprehensive plan is finalized. Additional South End Zone upper deck seating will be dedicated to accommodate UA students, faculty/staff, TIDE PRIDE members, and former UA lettermen.