Arkansas approves $160 million Razorback Stadium expansion

The Arkansas Razorbacks are looking to getting into contention in the SEC over the next few years and having a new stadium might help their cause. Over the next few years, the team will be adding on to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium after they approved a $160 million renovation on Thursday.

The school’s board of trustees voted on the renovations on Thursday and it was passed by a resounding 8-2 vote. The renovation will be paid for in part by a $120 million bond package, which will be paid over 20 years for about $9 or $10 million a year.

The Razorbacks have been playing in Razorback Stadium since 1938 and their expansion is long overdue.

The team last expanded the stadium out in 2001 to seat 72,000 fans.

The new expansion will bring the capacity out to about 80,000 and it looks like they are getting into the top of the conference with their attendance numbers. If head coach Bret Bielema continues his success with the team, they will be selling out their new stadium in no time.

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