Oklahoma Sooners Football | $350M+ Stadium Expansion Confirmed

Brett Deering

For some time now, rumors involving Memorial Stadium in Norman and expansion have circulated. No scheme was more elaborate than a mock up of the Sooners' Fantasy Land. However, it now appears that those rumors have turned into a reality.

Confirmed by Dean Blevins of KWTV through multiple sources, the University of Oklahoma has put together a master plan that has been approved and will be announced at an upcoming Board of Regents meeting. Included in the expansion are plans to close off the south end zone forming a bowl. This ups the capacity of the stadium from it's current 82,112 to 88,000.

The project would commence following the final home game of the 2014 season against Oklahoma State on Dec. 6, with work being basically done around the clock. One source said they hoped to have it completed for the 2015 home opener on Sept. 5 against Akron, but another said that was highly unlikely. - Dean Blevins

An overview of past upgrades/expansions as well as improvements included in the future plan can be viewed on News9.

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