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Renderings of Utah’s football stadium expansion released

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Utah announced plans on Wednesday to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, and we have an idea of how the stadium will look.

The expansion will take place in the south end zone, which will be knocked down and rebuilt. Rather than have spaces between the seats in the end zone and the rest of the stadium, everything will be joined, increasing the capacity by nearly 6,000 to 51,444.

Here’s a look at the renderings:

According to the Utah athletics website, the rebuild will include many upgrades:

“The south end zone project will also enhance the fan experience by adding premium seating in luxury suites and loge boxes, as well as club, ledge and rooftop seating. The dilapidated locker and meeting rooms below the current south end zone stands will be replaced with new locker rooms for the home and visiting teams, rooms for coaches and officials and rooms for athletic training, equipment, press operations and the Utah Marching Band. A kitchen, recruiting lounge, field-level club lounge and outdoor patio are also in the plans.”

The Utes have had 56 straight sellouts for home football games, dating back to 2010. There is a waiting list for season tickets and enough demand to convince the school to expand, which is expected to cost around $80 million.

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