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Published: Jul 23, 2008 12:32 PM
Modified: Jul 23, 2008 01:39 PM

UNC's Kenan Stadium to expand

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CHAPEL HILL - The UNC-CH Board of Trustees is scheduled to approve the design for the first phase of the Kenan Stadium expansion this afternoon.

The $50 million plan will add two floors to the Kenan Football Center complex on the west end of the field -- one floor of offices and one of luxury suites.

Officials plan to start the first phase at the end of this football season and finish it before the 2009 season begins.

The other phases of the project -- which have not yet received trustee approval -- will close the bowl at the east end, and build an academic support center for athletes.

In its recent session, the legislature approved the $50 million in borrowing needed for the project.

Private donations and income from the luxury suites will go to pay off the debt.

The university had tentative plans to renovate Kenan for years, but talk heated up after it picked Butch Davis to head the football program. He’s already been using expansion plans as a recruiting tool.

UNC completed a $50 million renovation to Kenan Stadium in 1997. The stadium holds 60,000.

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