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Renderings show what BYU's LaVell Edwards Stadium will look like next season following construction

BYU announced last August that improvements are coming to LaVell Edwards Stadium.

On Friday, the school released artist's renderings of what the venue will look like when construction is completed in time for the 2019 football season.

As part of the renovation project, structural sections at the four corners of the stadium will be added to connect the existing four independent stadium stands at the mezzanine level, according to the original news release last summer. With this addition, fans will be allowed to walk between the stands on the mezzanine level without having to return to ground level.

More women's, men's and family restrooms will be added at the north and south mezzanine levels also.

The changes will not affect the stadium capacity, which will remain at 63,470.

The 2019 schedule will feature one of the program's most attractive home schedules ever, with a season-opening game against arch-rival Utah on Aug. 29, followed by contests against USC, Washington, Boise State, Liberty and Idaho State.

Before these latest upgrades to the stadium, BYU added LED video boards in the north and south end zones, replacing video screens. The school also put in video ribbons along the top of the north and south stands.

Luxury club seating in the east stands was added in 2003 as well as additional wheelchair access in 2010. The recent construction projects brought the stadium to its current capacity.

In 1982, the stadium, then known as Cougar Stadium, underwent an expansion that took the capacity to more than 65,000. In 2000, the stadium name was changed to LaVell Edwards Stadium after legendary coach LaVell Edwards, who led the program from 1972-2000.