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An exterior shot of the proposed 3,000-seat addition to Memorial Stadium that will include the Gridiron Club.

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The Long Wait: A look back at empty renovation plans for KU’s Memorial Stadium and where things go from here

After several planning sessions and promises over the past dozen years, few substantive renovations have taken place at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and questions remain about what's next. By Zac Boyer

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Gridiron Club moving forward, but behind schedule

Kansas Athletics Inc. knows how big the new Gridiron Club will be, how much it will cost and even who will be building it on the east side of Memorial Stadium.

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Gridiron Club raises $4 million so far, but project remains 'full speed ahead'

Millions in funding still needed, but 2010 opening remains target

A project to build a new Gridiron Club at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium remains on track for opening in time for the Jayhawks’ next football season.

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Regents approve expansion of Memorial Stadium

The Kansas Board of Regents has OK’d a $34 million addition of seating on the east side of Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.


jayhawkboogeyman 13 years, 2 months ago

That is purdy. I hope adding another level to the N. bowl is in the works next. It would give us a respectable capacity, about as big as we could fill, and make the stadium look more balanced.

Pinkels_Visor 13 years, 2 months ago

I don't think I like all of the arches in the middle. It looks too much like scaffolding, like it's rickety and not finished. They should solidify that facade more. Maybe that's where all of our bowl victory banners could go... ;)

kuhawksr1 13 years, 2 months ago

So just exactly how many more parking spots are we going to eliminate to put this up and how many additional seats are we adding??? I love the additional seating but at some point, we're going to have to think about more parking solutions. Parking folks all over campus and the rest of Lawrence is not the answer.

LionHawkS 13 years, 2 months ago

I don't know why they think they need more seating when they can't even filled the box seats on the west side of the stadium. Half if not more are empty? Are they thinking that buildling this new addition will bring back more Alum? Hello? Tells you how much more important sports are compared to a good education.

suttonku 13 years, 1 month ago

Considering that with this plant the athletic department is going to give $40 million to the academic part of the university I would say that it is a fair balance...And yes sports are more important to the university because they bring in a revenue.

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