LU: Williams Stadium will seat 25K before 2019 season

A mock-up of the renovated Williams Stadium at Liberty University (Courtesy: Liberty University)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Liberty University is expanding their football stadium in a big way.

The stadium will soon be able to seat 25,000 people by the 2019 season.

Fans will also see a new scoreboard, more food options, and improved road and foot traffic.

“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 university says the plans also include improving cell service at games.

“We are very excited about this upcoming expansion,” said Liberty University President Jerry Falwell. “Our fans are extremely loyal. We appreciate them and are always looking for ways to accommodate them. From more seating options to improved traffic flow to better food and a bigger, better scoreboard, we are enhancing the experience for Flames fans and their families. We invite everyone to join us and root for the Flames as we take on some of the top competition in college football — in a greatly improved Williams Stadium.”

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