OU Football Coaches Share Photos of Stadium Renovations


Thursday, July 28th 2016, 1:03 pm
By: Brett Coppenbarger


Gaylord Family -- Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is currently getting a $370 million face lift, and it appears there's been a lot of progress made with camp set to start in only a week. 

Some coaches took to social media on Wednesday to show off their new workplace. 

The renovations include added seats in the south end zone, additional restrooms, more concession points and a 46,000-square foot fan plaza. There will be escalators to help with fan traffic, along with cooling rooms while media and broadcast rooms on the west side of the stadium will also be reconstructed. 

Along with the stadium, the Barry Switzer Center and training facilities were also apart of renovation plans, but not everything will be complete for the start of the season. 

Great tour of our new & improved home...no better place in America for college football #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/3Q8shsTzMJ

— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) July 27, 2016

#ComingSoon pic.twitter.com/lxKXQAggYx

— calvin thibodeaux (@CoachThibbs) July 26, 2016

The renovations include added seats in the south end zone, additional restrooms, more concession points and a 46,000-square foot fan plaza. There will be escalators to help with fan traffic, along with cooling rooms while media and broadcast rooms on the west side of the stadium will also be reconstructed. 

Along with the stadium, the Barry Switzer Center and training facilities were also apart of renovation plans, but not everything will be complete for the start of the season. 

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OU football coaches Bob Stoops, Lincoln Riley and Calvin Thibodeaux show off photos of the renovations to Memorial Stadium. 

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