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LGHL Ohio State announces $42 million Ohio Stadium proposal that includes cutting seats

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Ohio State announces $42 million Ohio Stadium proposal that includes cutting seats
Luke Zimmermann
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If approved, Ohio Stadium will lose a few thousand seats, but mostly obstructed view ones.

It takes money to make money.

Ohio State unveiled Tuesday a massive $42 million renovation plan for Ohio Stadium that is expected to include the addition of 12 luxury suites and 35 loge boxes.

The four-year renovation project also restores and re-coats the 94-year old concrete on the C-deck, upgrades power distribution systems for the east, west, and south stands, improve and upgrades B-deck lighting, televisions, and speakers.

After the renovations, projected to be completed in 2012, gameday seating capacity would be reduced to 102,854.

"We are committed to providing our fans, players and coaches with one of the best facilities in the nation," Gene Smith said in a release. "We knew we had to get some of this done in order to avoid future degradation of the cement on C-Deck. At the same time, we have fans requesting upgraded seating options. We see this as a great opportunity to accomplish both projects. It's an important investment in the stadium that is beloved by so many."

With the renovation taking place in stages from 2016 until 2020, it'll be curious to see if OSU will pursue spring games on the road, perhaps in Canton, Cleveland, or again in Cincinnati, in some of those years.

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