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More Renovations For Ohio Stadium Next Year

Ohio Stadium could see $24 million in new renovations.

The Ohio State University Athletics Department announced a proposal to upgrade and preserve Ohio Stadium.

The $42 million project is another phase in the long-term renovation plan. If it’s approved the 94 year-old structure will get a fresh coat of cement on C-deck and a new set of electrical transformers. Athletics Director Gene Smith says many of the other renovations will improve the fan experience.

“We’re also adding some amenities like the loge seating and the suites and the lighting and the sound system and all those type of things so yeah, it’s a great project,” Smith Said.

More than 2,000 seats will be removed to make way for nearly 50 new loge boxes and luxury suites. The project is set to begin next year and be completed by 2020.