TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Its football team ranked No. 1 and with
fans clamoring for more tickets, University of Alabama trustees
voted Thursday to move ahead with plans for an $81 million
expansion of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The project, which would increase the stadium's capacity by
about 9,000 seats to more than 101,000, would be funded with a bond
issue, but officials said there is no firm timetable for the work.
A trustee committee approved an artist's rendering of the
project, which would add upper deck seats, skyboxes, group areas,
offices, video screens and concourse areas to the south end zone,
creating a near-mirror image of an expansion completed two years
The full board is expected to approve the project Friday, but
Lane said still more votes will be needed before the expansion plan
The north end zone was enlarged to increase the capacity of
Bryant-Denny to 92,138 before the 2006 season.