When Iowa State steps on the field at Jack Trice Stadium on Sept. 5 for its season-opener against Northern Iowa, it will do so in front of a record crowd, and it'll be a day that has been a long time in the making.
Since last August when work began on the south end zone, through the season and through the weather elements, the bowled in south end zone has slowly but surely taken shape.
The project, which will bring capacity at Jack Trice Stadium to 61,000, has been a thought in the minds of Iowa State fans for years and has been a work in progress for many months. Crews have now finished work on the outside of the end zone while work inside the club is expected to be completed by Aug. 24.
As the season-opener nears, here's a look back at the last year of construction from start to finish.