Wireless access and wider seats are coming to Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in 2019.
Oklahoma football announced several stadium improvements in a release Tuesday that are expected to be installed by the team’s home opener vs. Houston.
"Our stadium is one of the great venues in the history of college football, but it needs upgrades, too," OU athletics director Joe Castiglione said in a statement.
"Among the improvements underway is a first-rate technological experience. We recognize that connectivity is an important piece of the fan experience. We're also exploring ways to use the wireless access to further engage our fans in nearly every aspect of game attendance."
OU and AT&T have partnered to bring wireless access throughout the stadium. The Sooners’ home stadium will have 750 access points added to the current 245 that already exist in the south end zone.
Other improvements include widened aisles that will include handrails.
Every seat in the stadium will also be widened to 18 inches.
Changes to aisle and seat width will decrease the venue’s capacity by 3,000.
"We have known about the reduction and have been planning accordingly," Castiglione said in the statement. "At the time the south end zone project was in progress, we knew that the increase we would realize from that addition would later have some offset with this project.
OU says work on these improvements are underway.
OU’s home opener is scheduled for Aug. 31.