Athens –- The board of directors of the University of Georgia Athletic Association this afternoon voted to spend $21.3 million on projects that will change the face of Stegeman Coliseum and add a large plaza behind the north stands of Sanford Stadium.
Stegeman will get an expanded and renovated concourse and a new glass façade. The coliseum’s outer walls will be moved out as far as the roof overhangs the current structure, creating space for more restrooms and concessions stands.
The plaza on the north side of Sanford Stadium will renovate the “Reed Alley” area of campus. The idea is to make the area part of the stadium on game days and leave it open as a university amenity on other days.
University architects told the board that the Reed Alley/Sanford Stadium project can be completed by the start of the 2010 football season and the Stegeman project by the start of the 2010-11 basketball and gymnastics seasons.
The board meeting is still in progress. More details to come.