Wednesday, April 25, 2007

UMD finally releases renderings of Byrd Stadium Expansion

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
This really made my morning.

University of Maryland athletic officials finally released renderings of various phases of the planned expansion of Byrd Stadium. Phase 1 construction will include changing the playing surface from natural grass to a synthetic material, lowering the entire playing surface, installing a brick wall around the field, adding seat backs to the 200- level seats, Maryland's version of a club level, on the south side of the stadium and various cosmetic upgrades including a new JumboTron to replace the relic of a scoreboard behind the student section. The cornerstone of Phase 1 construction, however, is an expanded Tyser Tower (see the photo above).

The University also plans to add ~8,000 seats to the enclosed end zone, expand Gossett Field House and add another Terrapin Team Store at the stadium.

Click here for other renderings.

I couldn't be more thrilled.


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