Expansion on stadium underway before final game
Construction workers tore out dozens of rows of old bleachers on the north end of the Centennial Bank Stadium Wednesday to make room for the new premium seating section, as part of the twenty-nine million dollar north end zone expansion project.
Arkansas State Athletic Director Terry Mohajir says there will be a hundred and fifty loge boxes…and unique water features. And clubs on both sides. And then behind that there’ll be a tunnel on the field to an athletics facility. That’ll be able to service all 330-plus student athletes for weight room, training room and rehab areas.
The new north end zone will span more than sixty-six thousand square feet. It will also include water features. And landscaping that pays homage to Arkansas as the Natural State.
The north-end zone expansion is expected to include a one of a kind football experience that isn’t found in any other part of the nation. In the premium seating area…fans will be able to watch the game at live height. On the ground level. The players tunnel will run straight from the new athletic facility down the center and on to the field. Allowing fans to high five players, and cheer them on as they head into the game.”
Loge boxes will include four-person seating, allowing for intimacy, as well as interactivity. For Mohajir, the end zone expansion is less about watching football. And more about changing social experiences.
He says, as we looked at connecting the east and west side of our stadium…in that bottom bowl. We didn’t want to just build new seats. What we wanted to do was create social areas. And life-long legacies of families that come for generations.
Pre-sales have already begun for the new end-zone seating, which should be complete two weeks before the A-State conference championship game in August. A four-person loge box runs for four thousand three hundred dollars for the season. And terrace seating runs one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars with a season ticket.