College football these days isn't just about winning on the field but off the field as well. Programs across the country are in a constant race to upgrade their facilities to compete with one another, and Florida State is certainly no exception.
While the Seminoles have experienced plenty of success on the field in recent seasons, they still lag behind when it comes to their home at Doak Campbell Stadium, but according to the Tallahassee Democrat, they plan to change that.
The paper is reporting that the school's Board of Trustees approved issuing up to $85 million in bonds to pay for upgrades to the stadium the school anticipates could cost $79.5 million. The upgrades would include structural repairs, re-painting the stadium, updated skybox suites and a new premium outdoor seating section.
The new section would be located in the south end zone and include 6,000 seats. The school anticipates it will be ready for the 2016 season.
"In college athletics, you are always going to be in the facilities business," said athletic director Stan Wilcox. "You are always going to be upgrading, fixing, creating new athletic facilities."
Construction on Doak Campbell is scheduled to begin in July and completed by August 2016.