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Navy to Expand Stadium

2012 navy marine corps memorial stadium Navy to Expand Stadium

A photo from inside Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

According to the Capital Gazette, Navy plans to spend $16 million to add 3-4,000 seats to Navy Marine-Corp Memorial Stadium before the 2015 season.

The plans also call for new high-definition video boards and new club-level seating on the upper east side of the stadium.

The first part of the upgrades will take place in 2013 with a new media center and locker rooms, which were last refurbished in 1995. The media center and locker room portion will be phase four of the upgrade projects that started in 2003.

Currently, seats sell for $33, with group and general admission tickets costing $20. If Navy added 4,000, $33 seats, it would take 122 home games to make up for the cost of the project. Thankfully Navy plans to be able to pay for the project through donations and fundraising.

Anything that could help Navy bring better opponents to their great game day experience is a good thing. I especially like that they feel the entire project costs can be covered without taking on additional debt.

To read the full story, please visit CapitalGazette.com

[h/t @KevinOnCFB]

About Joshua Guiher

I love college football, especially attending live games in different stadiums. I have been to 129 FBS college football games in 40 different stadiums. I write for StadiumJourney.com when I have the time, covering the Appalachian Region

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