Tennessee athletic director outlines proposed Neyland Stadium upgrades

UT board to vote on plan to add $74 million to first phase of renovation project

This rendering shows a renovated Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.
photo Tennessee athletic director, John Currie, is seen before an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

KNOXVILLE - The athletics committee of the University of Tennessee's board of trustees moved Thursday to spend an additional $74 million on phase one of a substantial Neyland Stadium renovation project slated to begin this summer.

The full board will vote Friday on the proposal, which 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 still would be the third-most expensive stadium renovation in college football since 2010, according to data included in athletic director John Currie's presentation to the committee.