Williams Stadium to get more seating, improvements

Credit: Liberty University
Credit: Liberty University

Lynchburg, Va. – Williams Stadium is about to get some improvements, including room for more fans.

The stadium will get a new scoreboard, more food options, road improvements and new bus loading and unloading areas to improve road and foot traffic. The expansion will also bring the seating capacity up to 25,000.

“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," director of athletics Ian McCaw said. “We look forward to providing Flames Nation one of the best game day experiences in college football.”

Also included in the plans are new data-handling facilities that will improve cellphone performance at games, camera platforms and a new gateway entrance feature.

“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. 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.”

The changes are expected to be finished before the kickoff of the 2019 Liberty University football season.

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