SEATTLE (AP) -- The University of Washington Board of Regents approved a $250 million renovation of Husky Stadium.
The board made the decision at its meeting Thursday, hours before Washington hosted UCLA.
Plans for the remodel include complete demolition of the lower bowl and the south upper deck. The field will be lowered and seats brought closer, and a football operations facility will also be constructed. Seating capacity is expected to stay close to its current total of 72,500.
The project is being paid off through 30-year bonds. The school intends to raise $50 million in private donations and pay the remainder through new revenues generated from the stadium.
Washington will play its last game at Husky Stadium on Nov. 5, 2011, against Oregon and play the 2011 Apple Cup and 2012 season at Seattle's Qwest Field.