Alabama Exploring Another Bryant-Denny Expansion

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama is considering
another expansion of Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The university has hired Davis Architects of Birmingham to study
an expansion of the south end zone along Bryant Drive, along with
other athletic facility upgrades.

The stadium was expanded to 92-thousand-138 seats before last
season, and Crimson Tide fans filled them up even for a spring
A-Day scrimmage last weekend amid excitement fueled by the hiring
of coach Nick Saban.

Athletic department officials will present a list of possible
projects to the board of trustees in June as part of the five-year
plan the department gives to trustees each year.

The list of potential upgrades includes renovation of
Sewell-Thomas Stadium, an indoor tennis complex and a rowing
facility on the Black Warrior River.

Athletic director Mal Moore said the university is still in the
exploratory phase on those projects, which are expected to cost
750-thousand dollars.

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