Oklahoma Board of Regents Discussion Facility Upgrades
The Oklahoma University Board of Regents considered a number of athletic facilities improvements during its meeting last week.
Funding for the redevelopment of the Bud Wilkinson House updates to Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, and suite renovations at the Lloyd Noble Center were discussed.
Regents also considered expansion and improvements of baseball and softball facilities.
A recent story from OUDaily.com outlined the Sooners’ board of regents discussion. Below is an excerpt from the OUDaily.com story.
Proposed enhancements to the stadium include additional concourses and seating, more space for game day, press and athletics administration operations, and “the demolition of the existing press box structure and construction of a new west addition that will include significantly improved patron and fan amenities.”
The Daily learned from a request for proposal posted by the university in April that OU is also seeking bids for lighting upgrades to mirror those of SEC programs.
Updates and improvements to the men’s and women’s basketball team suites at the Lloyd Noble Center at $6 million were also up for discussion. The investment proposal comes despite the sustained concept of OU building a new arena in the near future.
The new updates to the arena are in “preliminary design development,” an athletic department spokesperson told The Daily, with no clarity on the decision.
According to the agenda, proposed improvements to L. Dale Mitchell Park include spectator seating, fan amenities, team facilities, and other site improvements at an estimated cost of $30 million. Improvements to the OU Softball Complex include updating spectator seating, fan amenities, team facilities, parking expansion, and another site improvement at an estimated cost of $42 million, despite plans for a new stadium, Love’s Field, to open in 2024.
Regents also discussed the expansion and improvement of the Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center, Mosier Indoor Track Facility, Headington Family Tennis Center, and Charlie Coe Golf Learning Center.
To read the full story from OUDaily.com, click here.