Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox is pleased with the progress of the renovations to Doak Campbell Stadium and already is looking toward the next round of upgrades.
“Once this is completed then we move onto the next phase and that is figuring out how we do the rest of the bowl and possibly looking into doing club seating on both east and west sides of the bowl,” Wilcox said last week from the ACC meetings in Amelia Island.
Wilcox said everything is “on track” for the completion of the new Champions Club, an $80 million renovation on the south end of the stadium that is expected to be completed for the Sept. 10 home opener against Charleston Southern.
The Champions Club includes more the 5,000 outdoor seats, 70,000 square feet of air conditioned space and 34,000 square feet of covered rooftop terraces.
The opener also will be the day fans get their first look at new state-of-the-art, LED videoboards. The new main board in the north end zone will be about 78.4-feet tall and almost 120-feet wide, about three-times larger and two-times higher than the old system.
Additionally, FSU will upgrade, replace and expand more than 320 linear feet of LED ribbon boards throughout the newly constructed canopy and south end zone.
The work also includes the removal of all the bleacher seats to be cleaned and a lot of other upgrades throughout the stadium.