The University of Oklahoma plans to put a proposal before its regents next month that would authorize the school to seek construction bids on a renovation project that would close the south side of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, a source told ESPN.com.
Because the university has yet to seek bids, it's unclear how much the proposed project would cost. But in addition to connecting the lower bowl, the source said the primary objective would be to improve and add suites as well as fan amenities such as concession stands and restrooms. The project, however, is not expected to substantially increase Memorial Stadium's seating capacity of 82,000; instead, it would aim to create better and more comfortable seating throughout the stadium.
The expected completion date is before the 2016 season. (ESPN.com)