Arkansas board votes 'yes' to $160 million stadium expansion

BY foxsports • January 28, 2016

Arkansas took another step closer to expanding Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Wednesday. The school's board of trustees approved the preliminary measures to go forward with plans to add to the football stadium, in a plan that is projected to cost around $160 million. 

The Razorbacks plan for the expansion to add over 3,000 addition seats to the stadium, bringing capacity over 75,000. According to Arkansas Online, school President Donald Bobbitt made the following comments Jan. 15 prior to the trustees voting:

"This project is about the fans of Razorback football," Bobbitt said via statement. "The guiding force behind the project design and scope is the development of seating types and amenities that fans are asking for, as well as updating areas of the stadium that have not been touched since the last major stadium project more than 15 years ago.".

Arkansas sold out four of its six homes games in 2015. The last time Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium was renovated was in 2001, when an upper deck was adding to the east side of the stadium.