Traffic updates: Check our map for the fastest route

MIZZOU Seeks Stadium Expansion For SEC Move

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri has unveiled its long-promised plans to upgrade athletic facilities as it moves to the Southeastern Conference.

Plans released by the school on Monday call for the addition of 6,000 seats at Memorial Stadium, which currently has a capacity of 71,004. Even with the addition, Missouri would still rank ninth in stadium size among the 14 SEC schools.

University curators will discuss the plans on Tuesday. Missouri also wants to add more enclosed luxury suites and expand a concourse at the stadium’s north entrance that could allow another seating increase in the future.

The school is also seeking to improve its tennis and golf facilities as well as its softball and baseball stadiums. The projects would cost $72 million in debt financing paid through bonds.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.