Texas State University System regents approved the design documents for the $33 million northside expansion of Bobcat Stadium.
Construction is set to begin in May, though the timetable is contingent on the construction of a new track and field stadium nearby. It is expected that the expansion will be completed in time for the 2012 football season, when Texas State will begin play in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
The stadium expansion will provide approximately 13,000 new seats located in the north end zone, bringing the capacity of Bobcat Stadium to between 28,000 and 30,000. The expansion will include an upper and lower level and will connect the east and west sides of the stadium. It will involve the replacement of the existing visitors locker room.
The field level will include offices, new ticketing stations and a bookstore/fan shop. Included is a large plaza area that can be used for public gatherings and special events.
The design development documents were prepared by the O’Connell Robertson architecture firm.