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.