LSU stadium expansion gets OK of Bond Commission

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state financing panel has given the final approval needed for LSU to begin a planned expansion to Tiger Stadium.

The Bond Commission gave quick passage without objection Thursday to a $75 million borrowing plan that will be used to add new seats to the stadium's south end zone. The expansion will push Tiger Stadium's capacity to nearly 100,000 people, making it among

the largest university stadiums in the Southeastern Conference.

The borrowing, to be paid off over up to 30 years, is part of a construction plan that also includes other athletic facility projects.

The plans include adding 60 suites, approximately 3,000 club seats and general seating for up to another 1,500 people above the existing south end zone seats.