Missouri Looks to Expand Stadium One Year Sooner
COLUMBIA (AP) -- Missouri football fans anticipating a 5,200-seat addition to Memorial Stadium may only have to wait another two years for the project's completion.
Athletic officials are mulling whether to add the extra bleacher seats on the stadium's east side by 2014. A $72 million debt-financing plan approved by Missouri curators in June outlined a 2015 completion date.
Plans also call for 1,000 premium seats to be added to the stadium's west side in time for the 2013 football season.
The projects are among $200 million in athletic facility upgrades announced by Missouri just before the school officially joined the Southeastern Conference on July 1.
A $30 million private gift will allow Missouri to build a new indoor practice facility and add a weight room.