Just eight years ago this month Alabama rolled out the latest expansion of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Adding more than 9,600 seats to the south end zone, the stadium was finally mostly symmetrical again. That was 2010 coming off the first of Nick Saban’s national titles at Alabama.
Getting around LaVell Edwards Stadium will be a bit easier in the future. BYU announced Wednesday that it will be making several improvements to the stadium at the end of the 2018 season, but won’t increase its capacity, which currently sits at 63,470.
There was a time when bigger was better. The biggest was considered the best. But UT President Gregory L. Fenves is ready to call a truce in the facilities arms race. Fenves told the UT System Board of Regents on Thursday that the new south end zone expansion of Royal-Memorial Stadium will not increase the