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Iowa State stadium expansion nearly complete


A football team in the Big 12 is getting a facility upgrade, and it is not who you may expect.

Brad Pautsch, of KTIV in Iowa, is reporting that the Iowa State Cyclones are in the process of a stadium expansion and will soon be the third largest stadium in the Big 12 behind Texas and Oklahoma. The same Cyclones football team that hasn’t had a winning season since 2009.

Specifically Iowa State is closing the South End Zone of the stadium and also adding 6,000 seats. Construction is about 80 percent complete and will be finished by the first home game of the season.

“This was really in the conceptual phase less than a year ago,” said ISU Associate AD Chris Jorgensen. “Now we’re sitting here less than 100 days away from the first game and the fact that we’re going to be able to get this opened up on time is going to be great. It’s kind of been 25 years in the making so the fact that this one’s come to reality in less than a year is pretty cool.”

The Cyclones finished without a win in the Big 12 last year and have lost 16 out of the last 18 against teams in their conference.

If you didn’t know by now the business of college football is very profitable and every team is looking to get their piece of the pie. Iowa State might not be good on the field, but at least the stadium will look great on T.V.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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