UNC to replace most bleachers with seats in Kenan Stadium
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is launching a roughly $6 million project to replace bleachers with individual seats throughout much of Kenan Stadium, reducing its capacity by about 20 percent.
The school announced the plan Monday. The 22-inch seats with arm rests will replace bleachers in upper and lower levels except for student sections. UNC will add a facility improvement fee of $6 to each ticket to pay for the change and other future improvements to Kenan, the Tar Heels’ on-campus home since 1927.
The school had replaced two bleacher sections with blue seats last year as a trial run and said fan feedback was “overwhelmingly positive.”
The change will reduce Kenan Stadium’s capacity from 63,000 to about 51,000. The school averaged about 50,100 in reported attendance for seven home games in 2017.