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No More Grassy Bank at Carter-Finley Stadium

Posted June 12, 2001 2:48 a.m. EDT

— One of the fixtures at Carter-Finley Stadium has disappeared.

The grassy bank at the south end of the stadium is being replaced with concrete seating. On September 6, when North Carolina State hosts Indiana in the season opener, the stadium will have an additional 5,700 seats.

At the north end of the stadium, there will be a $2 million scoreboard with a 24-foot-by-32-foot video screen. It will stand behind the A.E. Finley Fieldhouse.

N.C. State Athletic Director Lee Fowler says construction is on schedule, although changing weather could alter the pace.

When the last concrete is poured where the grassy bank used to be, the stadium's capacity will remain about the same at 51,500.