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A Knoxville architecture firm has been selected as the designer for renovations to Neyland Stadium that could cost up to $340 million.
Cope Architecture, located on Kingston Pike, expects to begin design work next month, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
The current approved budget for the project is $106 million, pending approval of the $340 million figure by the State Building Commission, according to a news release from Cope Architecture.
The first phase of construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2018, pending approval of the commission and the University of Tennessee board of trustees.
According to Cope Architecture, planes for phase one include:
Expanding and renovating the south concourses to include new restrooms and more concession options.
New entry tower/gates and plaza areas in the southwest and southeast corners of the stadium.
Correcting safety regulations at the field level.
Building a kitchen and commissary to enable on-site catering and delivery of fresh food.
New open air suites, a field level club and ledge seating.
Plans for phase two include:
Improvements to the east and northeast concourses.
A new entryway in the northeast corner.
Technology updates throughout the stadium.
The renovations are scheduled to be complete in time for the 2021 football season — Neyland Stadium's 100th anniversary.
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