OSU Announces New Seating Plan For Reser Stadium

Dec. 20, 2000

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University announced Wednesday a revised seating plan for Reser Stadium which will increase seating for the student body as well as donors, according to Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart.

Oregon State's new seating plan for Reser Stadium will be in place for the 2001 season and will restore the stadium capacity to 35,362 seats. Under this revision, the tarps that have separated student seating and season ticket holders will be eliminated.

Oregon State students had a total seating allotment of 5,068 seats the past two years. Under the new plan, students will gain a total of 1,100 seats. Student seating will include all sideline seats in sections 29, 30 and 31 on the East side of Reser Stadium. In addition, they will have sections 1, 4, 5 and 6 in the South end zone.

Over the last three years, Oregon State football has enjoyed increased interest from not only students, but also season ticket holders and contributors to the Beaver Athletic Scholarship Fund.

'We certainly appreciate the great enthusiasm our students bring to the football games,' said Barnhart. 'This new plan will allow for more student seating as well as allow them the opportunity to stand with minimal interruptions to the views of donors and season ticket holders.

'We also hope this revised plan will afford new donors and season ticket holders the opportunity to participate on the East side and give great support to our team,' said Barnhart.

Conversations were held between students, University and athletic department administration, and BASF donors following the 2000 season. Information was available on the Athletic Department website for all interested parties. Conclusions from the input allow the department to update the seating plan that has been in place since the fall of 1999.

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