Neyland Stadium renovation proposal receives full board of trustees approval

A rendering shows what the southwest side of Neyland Stadium will look like following major renovations

KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee's full board of trustees voted Friday to approve a funding increase to phase one of a major renovation project to Neyland Stadium.

The approved proposal condenses a three-phase process to two phases and is projected ultimately to save the university $10.5 million on the project's original $350.1 million price tag.

The project will be the third-most expensive stadium renovation in college football since 2010, according to data included in athletic director John Currie's Thursday presentation the board of trustees' athletics committee. Only Texas A&M's $485 million renovation to Kyle Field in 2014 ranks higher in cost among recent stadium projects in the Southeastern Conference.

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