Alabama officials propose stadium expansion

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is seeking to expand
Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Athletic director Mal Moore said Tuesday that he will seek the
board of trustees' approval to add more than 9,000 seats and 36
skyboxes. That would push the capacity up to 101,000.

Moore, university President Robert Witt, Vice President for
Financial Affairs Lynda Gilbert and trustees have spent more than a
year exploring an expansion.

The university estimates the project would cost nearly $81
million.

It would include a food market and merchandise store at street
level and two new video boards on the corners of the upper deck to
replace the current south end zone scoreboard.

If approved, construction would likely start this spring and be
completed before the 2010 season.


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