Tentative plans for enlarging the Stadium by completing the north end with a permanent, concrete addition, are now under consideration by the Athletic Association according to information given out yesterday by Major F. W. Moore '93, Graduate Treasurer. Although the project has not definitely been passed on by the University Planning Board or approved by the Overseers, some action will probably be taken in the near future.
The new addition would add 10,000 more seats to the Stadium, giving a total seating capacity of from 60,000 to 65,000. It is still undecided as to the shape and size of the addition, two distinct plans being considered. One of these calls merely for the duplication of the south end. The other plan, which would involve an expenditure of from $300,000 to $500,000, outlines the erection of a considerably larger structure, the inside of which would be curved to correspond to the south end but the outside of which would be straight and would have incorporated within it large locker rooms. The present sides of the Stadium would be extended about 200 feet giving an outside frontage of 141 feet for the locker rooms. If the plan is carried out, the present Locker Building will be given up and converted into a storage place for athletic supplies etc.
It is estimated that the addition would pay for itself in time through the increased revenue from the additional 10,000 seats at the important football games. Likewise a considerable saving would be made through having permanent seats at the north end which would dispense with the necessity of having to erect wooden stands every year.