Making Room for More Fans
Kokosing Industrial completed a major renovation to one of Ohio’s most recognizable landmarks.
inside the project
Kokosing Industrial completed the two-year major renovation and expansion of The Ohio State University’s Ohio Stadium, also known as “The Horseshoe,” removing the track and adding additional seating, which raised the capacity to 101,568. The stadium project included lowering of the playing field by 14 feet to accommodate additional seating inside the existing stadium; construction of new upper decks on the east and west sides of the stadium; construction of a south end grandstand and new scoreboard, which replaced portable bleachers; and construction and renovation of a new press box, luxury suites, band room, concession stands, restrooms and additional stairs and elevators.
why it matters
The stadium renovation project provided a much needed renovation, modernization, and expansion of the venerable landmark on the OSU campus. Future generations of fans can now enjoy the additional seating provided by lowering the field and by expanding C-deck on the east and west sides of the stadium. The luxury boxes added on the West side of the stadium provide a venue for corporate entertaining, and the new press box provides a state-of-the-art facility for representatives of the local and national media commensurate with the program’s national exposure. With the replacement of the temporary south end zone stands with a permanent structure, complete with a mammoth video score board, the transformation of the stadium provides OSU and the Columbus community with the world-class stadium from where loyal fans can enjoy their game-day experience and welcome visitors from around the nation with pride. Kokosing sequenced this work to accommodate the football season and delivered on a very critical schedule.