Ohio State plans to expand the 'Shoe

May, 31, 2013
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The Horseshoe will be getting bigger soon.

Ohio State is proposing a 2,500-seat expansion to Ohio Stadium, according to a report by Tim May in the Columbus Dispatch. The project would cost about $9 million and would be implemented in 2014.

The additional seats would be installed in the south end zone of Ohio Stadium. The Dispatch reports that that the new sections would be located over the ramps in the southeast and southwest corners of the stadium.

The proposal will be heard next week by the university's board of trustees. If approved, the expansion would bring the 'Shoe's capacity from 102,329 to 104,829.

That would make Ohio Stadium the third-largest stadium in the country, as it would jump ahead of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium (102,455). It would also give the Big Ten the nation's three largest college football venues, as Michigan Stadium (109,901) is No. 1, and Penn State's Beaver Stadium (106,572) is No. 2.

 

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