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JDM1992
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Post pictures of your stadium's expansion/evolution throughout the years



I love stadiums and their history. It's always interesting to me to see how they grow over time, and I just don't know much about others' besides BDS.

1929 original (temporary wooden bleachers in end zones)- 6,000
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1937 expansion (East grandstand)- 18,000
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1950 expansion (added rows to East and West grandstands; no pic)-25,000

1961 expansion (East and West grandstands complete)- 43,000
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1966 expansion (Lower bowl complete)- 60,000
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1988 expansion (West Upper)- 70,123
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1998 expansion (East Upper)- 83,813
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2006 expansion (North Upper)- 92,012
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2010 expansion (South Upper)- 101,821
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Spaceball 1
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TwelfthMan
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1907
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current
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You can scroll through the progression here:
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lightbulbz
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Good offseason thread idea. Legitimately curious about all of the SEC.





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tgr4ever
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too much work





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JDM1992
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WeBleedCrimson
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BDS is so freakin beautiful!





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JDM1992
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Robot Santa
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The next step they need to take is bricking it in all around.





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svb
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Faurot Field - got most of these from the Mizzou Archives..sorry I couldn't find many actual pics on google, so a lot are just the section plans

1925 construction and seating plan
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1949 expansion rendering and seating plan
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1961 east and west additions (just a blueprint, couldn't find pics. basically they just added seats to the northern part of the east and west stands if that makes sense)
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1963 southwest addition (again no pics, top left shaded area is where they added the seats)
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1965 southeast addition
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1978 south addition (completed the horseshoe that we have now)
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then the current bowl minus the new press box
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and our current stadium
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and lets not forget our expansion plans
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JDM1992
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CatFan81
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First season.. 1973

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Post expansion...

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2012...

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BhamBengal
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Bryant-Denney is an architectural masterpiece!


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engie
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1914 - Moved to current location(2nd oldest currently-used football field in all of FBS)
1920 - Named Scott Field after Bulldog olympic runner
1928 - 3,000 permanent seats added(first permanent seating)
1936 - West side lower level built(yes, the same current lower level that we are fully renovating in this expansion FOR THE FIRST TIME in 75 years) - capacity 20k
1948 - East side lower level built - capacity 36k
1986 - West upper deck built - capacity 40,656 (YES, we went 48 YEARS with the stadium untouched -- and we wonder how we fell behind?)
2002 - East upper deck and sky boxes completed - capacity 55,086
2012 - Work begun horseshoeing the north endzone - capacity 62k
future - Footings going in for all this now. Will take eventual capacity well over 80k...

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TwelfthMan
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Record attendance at Kyle is 90,079 on November 20th, 2010 for the Nebraska game.
Official capacity is 82,589.
I'm guessing we will approach a new record this September.






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WDE85
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Great thread JDM. Love seeing these kind of things. I couldn't find every single expansion, but here is what I gathered up.

1948 - Capacity- 7,500
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1955 - Capacity- 34,500
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1970- Capacity - 61,261
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1980 - Capacity, 72,169
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1987-Present 85,214 to 87,451( minor changes in 2000 and 2003 to bump it up 2,000 more.)
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WDE85
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quote:

future - Footings going in for all this now. Will take eventual capacity well over 80k...
You guys really think you can fill that up?






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SwayzeBalla
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quote:

You guys really think you can fill that up?

You realize he's a state fan, right?






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Marty McFrat
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How many suites does Missouri have? 12?





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narddogg81
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Wow, the a&m stadium is fugly





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