AMES, IOWA — Fans had clamored for years about bowling in the south end zone at Jack Trice Stadium, and those dreams are nearing reality as the 2015 season-opener against Northern Iowa draws closer.
During a media tour Friday, senior associate athletics director of facilities Chris Jorgensen said the project, which will increase capacity to 61,000 and add a club, remains on schedule. The club is expected to be completed by August 11 while the outside seating is in line to be finished August 24.
"I don’t know if it’s a relief as much as everyone is excited," Jorgensen said. "The south end zone project has been something that’s been discussed for 25 years. To finally see it that we’re less than 100 days away from seeing it in action, everybody is really excited about that."
The project includes a club which will have food and drinks available for 3,000 season-ticket holders in the particular section. Iowa State says 2,100 of the 3,000 cushion-backed seats have been sold.
Here's a quick look at the views.