Dec 7, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer during the third quarter of the 2013 Big 10 Championship game against the Michigan State Spartans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Horseshoe expansion on schedule to be done by season opener

This season when the folks make their way into Ohio Stadium, things will be looking a little different, and in a good way. This summer, like a few other stadiums throughout the country, the Horseshoe has undergone some renovations that will make it a little larger, a little brighter, and a little easier for the players to move on.

Recently in an interview with the Columbus Dispatch where he discussed a number of topics, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said that the renovations are coming along very nicely, and they will be all done by the time the season opener rolls around.

Smith said renovations at Ohio Stadium are on schedule to be completed before the home opener.

A new FieldTurf surface is being installed. The south stands are being expanded by about 2,600 seats. A lighting system is being added above the east and west sides of the stadium, and the 1922-vintage concrete is being waterproofed.

Of course, there wasn’t a lot of doubt surrounding this to begin with, but with any type of construction, you never know what can go wrong. How many times have you done renovations around your house that didn’t finish as scheduled? Think of it like that, but on a much, very much, larger scale.

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