What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Arkansas State? If it wasn’t a large and elaborate waterfall, prepare to have association rewired.
As part of sweeping renovations to the north end zone portion of their football stadium, the Arkansas State Red Wolves will be installing a large oasis. They announced the plans and posted several images of the planned renovations on their university website.
The planned expansion in the north end zone is supposed to be representative of Arkansas: The Natural State. Along with the fountain, there is the addition of terrace seating and loge boxes, featuring premium food and drink options.
The renovations will also offer a number of amenities geared towards the student-athletes, including a new weight room, and a new locker room.
With the additions and improvements, the school hopes to compete for the top athletes in the country. High school athletes can often be swayed to join the Sun Belt Conference over the ACC or the SEC for things like water fountains, so the plan has been considered thoroughly.
Of course, if they took the money they spent on the fountain and handed it directly to the players, they’d win a National Championship in three years. But there are rules against that, or something.