Ohio Stadium, also known as “The Horseshoe” or simply as “The Shoe”, was constructed back in 1922 and has since become one of the most iconic venues in America.
As revealed today by Ohio State, “The Shoe” will be getting a major makeover. Kyle Rowland of Eleven Warriors posted the first artist renderings of what the new seats will look like. With the full renovation reported to be taking place in 2014, Ohio Stadium would become the third largest stadium in college football with 104,851 seats, only behind Michigan Stadium and Beaver Stadium (Penn State), respectively.
Urban Meyer had long been a proponent of adding permanent lights in the stadium and it appears that vision is closer to becoming a reality. The last major renovation that occured in “The Shoe” occured back after the 2002 season.
With college football attendance declining at most other schools, this plan put in place by Ohio State is a bold move to make Ohio Stadium one of the most electric atmospheres in the country. It’s a big step, but a step that I feel is the right one to take.