In the ongoing college football facilities arms race, it looks like Ole Miss will complete its renovations to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium before its season-opener.
Per David Johnson of 247Sports, Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork provided an update on the $43.5 million expansion on some of the Rebels’ athletic facilities.
“Everything is on time and everything is under budget. That’s a good thing. It will be ready by Sept. 10,” Bjork said on Tuesday at an event in Jackson, MS.
The Rebels open their season against Florida State in Orlando. Ole Miss plays its first home game against Wofford on Sept. 10, before playing host to Alabama on Sept. 17.
Bjork also provided an update on some of the other facilities Ole Miss is working on.
“We finished up the practice fields last week for football. Our track facility, it will be done in the middle of August. The big thing is the north end zone project along with new sound system, new lighting, new natural turf field that the guys will play on.”
The expansion makes Vaught-Hemingway Stadium the largest football facility in Mississippi. The Rebels also recently completed construction on a new $96.5 million basketball arena. Per Johnson’s report, only the Lloyd Bell Tower will not be complete by the time Ole Miss opens up against Wofford. The Lloyd Bell Tower is set to be complete by April 2017.