Centennial Bank Stadium Expansion Hits Delays
Construction to the north end zone of the Arkansas State football field is advancing, but not according to schedule. Bad weather threw a monkey wrench in getting it ready for kick-off day on September 1st.
“We’ve had about seventy rain days as we were trying to finish this project off,” said athletic director Terry Mohajir.
When it’s complete, it will include two club areas and one hundred and fifty premium seats.
Premium seating in the north end zone gives fans a look from the playing field. Athletic Director Terry Mohajir says that the stakes are higher this season, and construction workers are powering through to ensure that they overcome major delays.
“Our construction partners Ransom, doing a really good job to get caught up. Working diligently. I believe we’ll have all the seats ready to go. We’ll have the west side ready to go. Still working on the east side.”
The north end zone will also include water features, natural state landscaping and connect to A-State’s new athletic facility. Coach Blake Anderson is filled with anticipation.
“I’ve seen more people in the stadium and around the stadium in the summer…and here in the last week, just checking it out than ever before. The guys are fired up…I just love seeing the progress.”
Players like Darveon Brown are making plans to win the Sunbelt Conference, and a New Year’s Six bowl.
“It’s an exciting feeling to have a new facility, but what’s more important, is that hopefully, we keep a winning legacy.”
All north end zone premium seats are expected to be fully functional for the start of the season.