Arkansas trustees approve $160 million stadium expansion

Arkansas trustees approve $160 million stadium expansion

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 1:52 p.m. ET

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees has voted to move ahead with a $160 million expansion of Razorback Stadium, one that will add approximately 4,800 seats and enclose the north end zone of the stadium in addition to other upgrades and renovations.

By an 8-2 vote Thursday, the board approved the plan that also includes the rebuilding of the Broyles Athletic Center, the building that houses the athletic department's administrative offices and football museum.

The project is expected to be finished in time for the 2018 season, and it's the first expansion since Razorback Stadium's capacity was raised from 51,000 to 72,000 before the 2001 football season.

Board members David Pryor and Cliff Gibson voted against the expansion.