The Mizzou football stadiumâ??s face-lift is almost finished.
Assistant Athletic Director Tim Hickman led a tour of the 3 new levels of Faurot Fieldâ??s new east side. Construction crews are finishing a new concourse on the ground level, 1,200 premium seats above that and the very top of the east side has a new concourse with the highest view of the field in stadium history.
Hickman said, â??Compared to other stadiums, itâ??s not near as high as you can see in other stadiums around the country. It gives you a different viewpoint and a different way to watch the game.â??
We walked up hundreds of steps because the elevators arenâ??t working yet. The climb was worth it because we saw $46 million in renovations. The new look keeps the stadium up to date with fan friendly seating.
Hickman said, â??Most of our premium seating were indoor seats and indoor clubs. We have a number of folks who want this experience of outside but want access to premium opportunities. This gives you the best of both worlds.â??
Hickman predicts Tiger fans will fill the new seats even though the latest trends show more people are staying at home and watching games on television.
The construction of the brand new suite and club lounge tower on the east side of the stadium will mirror the west sideâ??s new look. Construction crews say everything will be ready to go in early August just in time for the 2014 season.
The east side construction is part of Mizzouâ??s $102 million stadium renovation project.