Facts of Phase One

With the ground broke and the first phase of Raising Reser on the horizon, it is time to take a look at what the first expansion will entail.

  • The expansion will add approximately 7,700 seats to the east grandstand.

  • After phase one, Reser’s capacity will be upped to around 43,000.

  • Twenty-two luxury seats, an exclusive 25,000 square foot founder’s lodge and a larger club area with a restaurant will be added to the east side.

  • The $80 million expansion is the biggest project undertaken by the Oregon State athletic department.

  • Before the start of the 2004 season, rows 19 to 41 will be demolished and replaced with temporary bleachers. Following the Civil War, crews will remove the remaining grandstand.

  • The east side will have student seating from end zone to end zone.

  • The new grandstand will be a double-decked structure designed to put the fans on top of the field and keep the noise in the stadium.

  • All seats on the east side will have chair backs.

  • A 1,000-car parking structure will be built in the Finely Hall parking lot across from Gill Coliseum.

  • The project is scheduled to be complete by the 2005 season.

  • HNTB of Los Angeles designed the renovation of the stadium.

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