On Friday, the Tennessee Board of Trustees reportedly approved a $106 million renovation to Neyland Stadium.
According to a report by the Associated Press, the project will renovate the south ground and concourse levels and relocate the visiting locker room. Other recommendations have included shifting a back wall in the stadium to create more space between the playing surface and physical boundaries to meet NCAA standards, expanding the south concourse, improving concession stands, and adding bathrooms.
AP also reports that the renovations would replace “original and deteriorating concrete infrastructure dating back to 1921” in the west side of the lower bowl. It would also add and extend aisle handrails in the upper bowl.
The target completion date for the renovations is August 2019.
AP reports Tennessee officials say the project would be financed by donations and the operating revenue of the athletic department, requiring “no taxpayer dollars.”