A spate of major upgrades to University of South Carolina football facilities will continue if athletics director Ray Tanner and staff have their way, reports The (Columbia) State.
Recent improvements, including a new exterior plaza, a massive video scoreboard and an indoor practice facility that will open by August could be joined by additional suites on the east side of Williams-Brice Stadium and a football operations building.
The State's David Cloninger reports that operations buildings that pull together staff, weight rooms and other team space into one location are the trending amenity for major programs.
The building would house coaches' offices, a weight room and a locker room. It would be next to the indoor facility under construction now. It would allow the program to limit use of the stadium itself for game days only, repurpose large areas inside the stadium for other upgrades and put an end to the need for players and support staff to cross Bluff Road to get to the practice fields multiple times on fall afternoons, Tanner said.
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The proposed east suites would cost total seating overall but generate revenue because of their higher cost to ticket holders seeking upgraded comforts.
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