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Arizona Wildcats Stadium Renovations Going Smoothly As New Seats Arrive

Arizona Stadium is in the process of getting a facelift worth $378 million, which will make it one of the better places to play around in the Pac-12. After receiving an enormous scoreboard last fall -- the third biggest amongst college stadiums! -- UA began construction on the north end zone project.

The program is also expected to get new field turf for the 2013 season.

For those who do not know, the renovation project will remove the bleachers that used to sit behind the north end zone. While they did a nice job seating thousands of fans near the field, you never quite got the feeling that they were a part of Arizona Stadium.

Thanks to the renovation project, which is heavily funded by private donations, the Wildcats will now play in an enclosed stadium. There is also a four-story facility being built that will house the football offices, locker rooms and a place for the student-athletes to eat and hang out whenever they need to get away for a bit.

The construction crews have begun the process of installing the new seats in the north end zone. Here is a live video feed of the work being done.

You can see that the seating is about halfway installed. It really does give you an idea of just how big this renovation project is. The stadium currently holds about 58,000 people, and it is expected to hold about 65,000 once the north end zone project finishes up.

For more on the Wildcats be sure to check out AZ Desert Swarm.