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In its 92nd season this fall, Kenan Stadium will offer individual seats with chair backs — 22 inches wide with arm rests.
Removal of the stadium’s bleachers and installation of the chair-back seats is set to begin in February. The seats are replacing the bleachers in the upper and lower levels except for student sections (which have bench seats with no backs).
The chair-back seats were installed in sections 110 and 111 prior to the 2017 season as a test, and athletics officials said the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
The change will reduce the stadium’s seating capacity to 51,000 from 63,000.
Replacing the seats is expected to cost $6 million to $6.5 million. A $6 fee will be added to each ticket and will pay for the seats as well as some future improvements and refurbishments.
• “All Grown Up: The 84-year-old stadium, sunk into a ravine, now towers above it on all sides.”
September/October 2011 Review
• The 83-year-old Kenan Field House goes to dust
July/Aug 2010 Review