Arkansas has unveiled details of a $300 million athletic facilities plan, one that includes the enclosing the north end zone at Razorback Stadium, reports the AP. The plan would take 30 years and affect each of the university’s 19 athletic programs.
In addition to the end zone enclosure, the plan also includes a basketball practice facility south of Bud Walton Arena, an academic and dining center, and renovations at both the baseball team’s Baum Stadium and the indoor and outdoor track facilities. Athletic director Jeff Long also included plans for a 5,000-seat competition venue for sports such as gymnastics and volleyball as well as concerts. Those sports currently use Barnhill Arena, which Long says might have outlived its usefulness. Arkansas will break ground on its new football operations center on Nov 4.