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Major improvements planned for USC stadium

The University of South Carolina has approved $21 million worth of improvements to its Williams-Brice Stadium.

The renovations, which were approved unanimously by the USC board of trustees, will take place around all four sides of South Carolina’s football stadium.

The work is scheduled to be carried out before the start of the 2020 season.

Premium seating areas will be added to the south, east and west sides of the stadium, with some 9,000 premium spaces being created. The stadium seats 80,250 people.

The plan calls for loge seating on one end of the field and a ground-level club area near where the Gamecocks enter the field.

Athletics director Ray Tanner said:

This project was not designed to create a tremendous amount of money. Certainly that’s a concern, but our goal is to enhance our fan experience and create opportunities that are trending across college football.

The additional expenses for this access are going to be very reasonable. We are working through the price points now, but our goal is not to maximize what you could obtain, but provide opportunities to create fan experience that is affordable.

A $750,000 project to renovate the first floor of the Floyd Building on the north side of the stadium is projected to be completed in time for the 2019 season.

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