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Boone Pickens Stadium in for Changes as Three-Year Improvement Process Begins

November 29, 2022
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STILLWATER – Upgrades to the fan experience are coming to Oklahoma State's Boone Pickens Stadium.

With the conclusion of the 2022 home football season, Oklahoma State Athletics is beginning a multi-year, $55 million upgrade to the seating bowl of the stadium. Each stage of the process will take place during the winter, spring and summer months and not interfere with OSU's home schedules. The first year of the process will focus on the north side of the Boone Pickens Stadium.

OSU has engaged Kansas City-based Populous, a nationally-recognized leader in stadium and event architecture, and Tulsa's FLINTCO on the project.

Pat Kinnison - Chief Photographer
Boone Pickens Stadium as it stands today from an aerial view.

"We already have one of the best stadiums in college football with a great home-field advantage," said OSU athletic director Chad Weiberg. "The renovation will continue to modernize Boone Pickens Stadium and to maximize the fan experience and meet their evolving expectations."

The first phase of construction will begin with the removal of seating treads and risers from the 200 level seats above the cross aisle and portions of the 300 level. The new seating treads increase leg room by six inches. New lower vomitories will align with the existing upper vomitories and additional aisles will be constructed to reduce the number of seats between aisles. All aisles will have handrails installed.

Emma Lightfoot - Pokes Report
Seating in the West End Zone, actually where the recruits sit at games.

All of the bench seating will be replaced with the same contoured bench currently in place in the west end zone. In addition, several sections will include replacement of bench seating to add permanent chair-back seats.

Wheelchair and companion seating will be added to the upper cross aisle. Lighting on the plaza (entry) level of the north side will be replaced with new LED lighting.

The first phase of the process is expected to conclude late in the summer of 2023 and the second phase will begin following the final home game of the 2023 football season.

Season ticket holders will receive more information in early 2023.

The new phase represents the latest in a multi-year effort to upgrade the fan experience in Boone Pickens Stadium. Other recent improvements include the installation of one of the largest video boards in college football, numerous upgrades to concessions and food options - including alcohol sales in the main bowl, the addition of free water stations, cool zones and more.

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Boone Pickens Stadium in for Changes as Three-Year Improvement Process Begins

618 Views | 5 Replies | Last: 2 mo ago by CaliforniaCowboy
CaliforniaCowboy
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I hope they shave back the dangerous walls on the East endzone sidelines, that is way dangerous and needs to be fixed. This would be a good time to address that.

Orangeheart72
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I'd hope the electronic ribbon board from the original stadium plan is back on the drawing board.
CaliforniaCowboy
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Orangeheart72 said:

I'd hope the electronic ribbon board from the original stadium plan is back on the drawing board.
curious why that would be important.... I've seen them in other stadiums, and they don't seem to add a whole lot

I'm fine with it, so long as they don't start blinking the lights like some cheap 80's disco... maybe we could have John Travolta dancing around the ribbon in an urban cowboys hat, or some such. you know, for the kids

seriously though, what great feature does a ribbon board add? More advertisements? The words to the fight song? what do you expect to see from an addition like that?

Inquisitor
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Cali. You would argue if water is wet and the sky is blue. Tiresome to say the least.
CaliforniaCowboy
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Inquisitor said:

Cali. You would argue if water is wet and the sky is blue. Tiresome to say the least.
screw off.... please talk about the subject, and not about me. I don't care what you think of me. screw off.

Thanks.

if you can't say something nice about somebody, then just keep your trap shut.

you bashers attacking me al the time is tiresome to say the least. I do not enjoy having to defend my right to post my thoughts every single day. If you have something to say about the subject, then say it, and leave me alone.
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