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Major upgrade for Razorback Stadium – video

The Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is undergoing a series of upgrades to improve the facilities for Razorback fans at the University of Arkansas.

A $160 million stadium renovation and north end zone addition are being implemented to further enhance the Home of the Razorbacks for the benefit of all fans. See a fly-through animation of the project here.

The north addition will include new suites, loge boxes, club seats, and club areas. The east and west concourses will connect to allow the flow of patrons around the stadium, as well as provide new concessions and restrooms. Additional and expanded entrances will improve patron flow.

A new game day locker room, training room, and pre/post game support rooms will be added for the football team.

New elevators will be installed at the northeast and northwest corners to service the existing east and west suites, club areas, and upper level seating.

Existing suites and club areas will be renovated and updated. A new video board will be added at the south end of the stadium. Security and safety systems will be enhanced.

The Frank Broyles Athletic Center will be affected by the larger north end zone project, and will be rebuilt in the new north end.

The Broyles Center will still house the administrative offices, along with space that can be used for ticketing, merchandise, and Razorback history and traditions.

In 2009, the Department of Athletics hired specialty consultants to develop a Facilities Master Plan for Razorback Athletics. Included in the master plan was a general concept and program for the expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at the north end.

In 2013, the Department of Athletics brought together a project team to further study the feasibility of a north end zone expansion, additional updates needed within the stadium, along with a market study for the demand of different types of seating and amenities at home football games.

The last major Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium renovation was completed in time for the 2001 season.

The Department of Athletics is working with Populous (Architect), Polk Stanley (Architect), Legends (Cost Estimator), CDI-Hunt (General Contractor) and UA Facilities Management on the project.

The project is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2018 football season.

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