OSU debuts expanded stadium

Friday, September 5th 2008, 8:18 pm
By: News 9

By Jennifer Pierce, NEWS 9

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State football fans are excited to use the now bowled-in west end zone at Boone Pickens stadium at their first home game of the season Saturday.

Fans hope it will give their team an edge over the competition.

"We're setting up 700 more of these padded seats for season ticket holders," OSU student Blake Holz said.

Oklahoma State University can now seat 16,000 more fans. The biggest change is to the west end of the stadium, which is now fully enclosed.

For $35 fans can sit in the new and improved west end zone, appropriately named the ‘Wild West Zone.'

Season ticket holders have already staked their claim in the ‘Wild West Zone.'

The students, band, cheerleaders and pom will all be in the west end zone making this section louder than ever.

"The student section will always be the loudest and rowdiest, but grouping us all together will just be more crazy, hopefully get everyone riled up," ---said.

That's the goal because more noise could mean more wins for the home team.

"Whether we're driving into that end zone for a touchdown or the opposing team is coming out, we think the noise in the stadium will benefit the home team," OSU Marketing Director Kyle Wray said.

Fans are looking forward to the first home game and said the improvements are a sign of things to come.

"We're definitely doing big things. We're coming up, we're moving up," OSU student Ben Tucker said.