- December 5, 2022
- Posted by: SportsV
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Upgrades to the fan experience are coming to Boone Pickens Stadium. With the conclusion of the 2022 home football season, Oklahoma State Athletics is beginning a multi-year, $55 million upgrade to the seating bowl of the stadium.
Each stage of the process will take place during the winter, spring and summer months and not interfere with OSU’s home schedules. The first year of the process will focus on the north side of the Boone Pickens Stadium.
OSU has engaged Kansas City-based Populous, a nationally-recognised leader in stadium and event architecture, and Tulsa’s FLINTCO on the project.
OSU athletic director Chad Weiberg, said:
We already have one of the best stadiums in college football with a great home-field advantage. The renovation will continue to modernize Boone Pickens Stadium and to maximize the fan experience and meet their evolving expectations.
The first phase of construction will begin with the removal of seating treads and risers from the 200 level seats above the cross aisle and portions of the 300 level. The new seating treads increase leg room by six inches. New lower vomitories will align with the existing upper vomitories and additional aisles will be constructed to reduce the number of seats between aisles. All aisles will have handrails installed.
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All of the bench seating will be replaced with the same contoured bench currently in place in the west end zone. In addition, several sections will include replacement of bench seating to add permanent chair-back seats. Wheelchair and companion seating will be added to the upper cross aisle. Lighting on the plaza (entry) level of the north side will be replaced with new LED lighting.
The first phase of the process is expected to conclude late in the summer of 2023 and the second phase will begin following the final home game of the 2023 football season.
Season ticket holders will receive more information in early 2023.
The new phase represents the latest in a multi-year effort to upgrade the fan experience in Boone Pickens Stadium. Other recent improvements include the installation of one of the largest video boards in college football, numerous upgrades to concessions and food options, including alcohol sales in the main bowl, the addition of free water stations, cool zones and more.
Source & imagery, courtesy: OSU
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