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LU's Williams Stadium to expand seating to 25,000

Plans were announced Wednesday to increase seating capacity to 25,000 before kickoff of the 2019 season at Williams Stadium (Photo: Liberty University)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Expansion and improvements to LU's Williams Stadium are on the way.

Plans were announced Wednesday to increase seating capacity to 25,000 before kickoff of the 2019 season.

Fans will also see a new scoreboard, more food options, road improvements, and loading areas to improve traffic flow, according to the university.

“We are developing a phased expansion and enhancement of Williams Stadium as part of Liberty’s move to the Football Bowl Subdivision including new student-athlete and fan amenities,” said Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. “We look forward to providing Flames Nation one of the best game day experiences in college football.”

The plans also include new data handling facilities, which will help improve cell phone performance at the games, camera platforms, and a new gateway entrance feature.

Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr. said this will enhance the experience for Flames fans and their families.

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