Despite needing additional funding, renovations for the Governors football stadium at APSU are still on track to start in the fall of 2013.
The state Building Commission approved an increase in funding of $900,000 for renovations to the Governors Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 14, according to an APSU news release.
The additional funds were required to cover costs that were higher than expected and were provided by private gifts and a one-time plant fund investment, Mitch Robinson, vice president of finance and administration, said in an APSU news release.
The entire home side of the 66-year-old stadium is scheduled to be torn down at the end of the 2013 football season and replaced with a new structure that would include skyboxes and about 800 club-level seats. The stadium is expected to reopen in time for the 2014 football season. There also would be 5,000 regular seats. Additional renovations will be made to the visitors side, According to APSU public relations and marketing
The total expected cost of the project is revised to $16.9 million, Robinson said in an APSU news release.