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Kansas AD Travis Goff on Stadium Renovations: ‘Capacity Will Be Over 40K’

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Proposed stadium renovations for David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium made headlines earlier this week after consultants advised KU to drop its stadium capacity to 39,839 seats, a drop of a little more than 7,000 seats from the stadium’s current official capacity.

There would be a trade-off for more amenities outside the stadium though, with a proposed 55,000-square-foot conference center, a 175-room upscale hotel, and even a 2,500-seat concert and event venue for the stadium site near 11th and Mississippi streets on the northern edge of the KU campus.

 

Taking nearly 15% of the capacity crowd out of the game would certainly affect the in-game atmosphere, which saw a major spike last season with KU’s success on the field. So, this sort of report was certainly concerning to Kansas football fans.

However, don’t fret too much Jayhawk fans, as it appears that Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff isn’t interested in dropping the capacity crowd below 40,000 despite the recommendations from the university’s consultant.

*collective blue and crimson sigh of relief*

It appears that KU is safe from becoming the only program in the Big 12 that has a stadium capacity under 40,000, which is obviously a good thing.

If you want some more details on proposed renovations, check out our story from earlier this week, plus, make sure you catch up on all things KU sports with our exclusive interview with Travis Goff.

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