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Alabama unveils $600 million vision for athletic facilities


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama has huge aspirations for the quality of its existing athletic facilities.

On Thursday, Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced $600 million in vision, a majority going towards renovations in Coleman Coliseum, which hosts Alabama’s basketball programs, and Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Bryne said UA already has $140 million pledged to project, with Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban will put $1 million towards the project.

Coined the “Crimson Standard,” Byrne said the project is a 10-year plan.

Fans will notice a much different Bryant-Denny Stadium once renovations are finished. Those renovations are headlined by a jumbo-tron in the south end-zone and multiple new suits in the corners of the south end-zone. The new video board, according to Bryne, will be the largest in the Southeastern Conference.

“This plan is all Alabama,” said UA President Stuart Bell. “It is second to none.”

Coleman Coliseum will feature a smaller capacity after upgrades are complete. Bryne said capacity will drop to 9,500-10,000 as opposed to the current 15,000 seats.

Alabama Athletics posted a very impressive video of the renovations. View it below.

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