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Paul Rhoads will be so proud of Iowa State’s stadium expansion

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Iowa State often gets overlooked when discussing the Big 12, but head coach Paul Rhoads must be incredibly proud of the latest plans for the expansion of the football program.

On Monday Iowa State released details and some images of south end zone project at Jack Trice Stadium. If the plans are approved by the board of regents and the state, the south end zone will be closed off with a permanent upper and lower seating bowl, increasing the stadium capacity to over 61,000.

“The atmosphere of an enclosed stadium – supported by a huge video board at each end of the stadium – will significantly enhance the game day experience,” Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said. “This project will also enrich the presence/entrance of Reiman Gardens, an award-winning garden and conservatory located south of the stadium.”

The plans for the stadium expansion and renovation will be voted on by the board and state on June 5. If approved, Iowa State expects for the expansion to be completed in time for the 2015 season.

These renderings are provided by Iowa State, and they look spectacular.

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6 Responses to “Paul Rhoads will be so proud of Iowa State’s stadium expansion”
  1. allup86 says: May 12, 2014 3:03 PM

    61k fans to watch a team go 3-9? No thanks.

  2. manik56 says: May 12, 2014 3:28 PM

    Those players who get “paid nothing” will be playing in a beautiful stadium.

  3. bostonfrogs says: May 12, 2014 8:19 PM

    Should make for a good 20,000 seats of extra legroom at every Cyclone home game unless Iowa or Nebraska is in town.

  4. justanobserver says: May 12, 2014 11:18 PM

    Good for the Cyclones! Beautiful renderings! Hope it happens!

    And it would be great for college football to see a perennial winner in Ames!

  5. coolhorn46 says: May 13, 2014 9:31 AM

    Great news for ISU. I love the look of their stadium once the work is done, and they deserve the upgrade. Iowa State has done more with less for a long time now, and I’d love to see them become more of a factor in the Big XII. They have a solid head coach, and now they’ll have a much-improved stadium…that should help a lot with recruiting. Good move, Cyclones.

  6. tigersfandan says: May 13, 2014 10:39 AM

    That’s a nice stadium! However, it could create a bit of uneasiness for Rhoads. If administration is willing to spend for a great stadium, they may be willing to spend for a great coach. To this point, Rhoads has been mediocre.

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