Five things the observer learned by painstakingly reviewing the new artist renderings of the football stadium expansion project, which will increase capacity to 55,000 seats at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in the 2010 season:
- The east side entrance will include a new gate with two massive 50 to 75-foot columns bearing the stadium name and greatly enhancing the overall impression of the stadium on Floyd Street.
- A new jumbotron video screen will be added at the south end of the stadium at the rear of the new walkway connecting the east and west sides.
- The new walkway will include at least two sets of additional restrooms for men and women, helping to ease the burden on existing facilities.
- The new second deck above the loge seating area will probably include two-foot high video advertising strips spanning the length of the sidelines, similar to those at the Orange Bowl and pro stadiums.