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FSU football wants your opinion on Doak

Posted at 6:24 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 18:24:58-05

TALLAHASSE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Seminole Booster Club is beginning a comprehensive study to prepare the home of the Seminole football team for future generations.

The first step is a survey, sent out to hundreds of thousands of fans today, asking about tailgating, parking, game day experience, and what improvements they'd like to see at Doak. And at what cost.

Under consideration in the survey is a roof structure, concourse circulation, improved restrooms and concessions, new seating, and added lounges.

Possible new seating selections include new chair-back seating, existing stadium premium seating, like Skybox and Champion's Club, as well as new premium seating, like ledge seats or luxury suites, and lounges.

The Seminole Boosters website says when the stadium opened in 1950, it had a capacity of 15,000, that grew to 19,000 in 1954, and 6,000 more seats were added in 1961.

Then in the 60s, the stadium was expanded to 40,000 seats.

It has since doubled, to house more than 83,000 fans.

Other additions came over the years too, including scoreboards, metal bleachers, and in 2016, the nation's largest video board and the addition of the Champion's Club.

Now, in 2020, the Seminole Boosters are looking to make more major improvements.

A survey, emailed out to more than 250,000 fans, asks them to weigh in on what it will take to elevate Doak, and how much they're willing to help pay for it.

Possibilities include the addition of a roof structure, renovated seating, new lounges and amenities. Some, with a price tag of 15-hundred dollars or more, per seat, for the season.

The survey explaines that the idea is to give fans a more comfortable experience, while improving student athlete recruiting, and no surprise, increase their funding.

If you are a Seminole Booster, alumni, or have ever bought tickets to an FSU game through FSU, then you probably received one of the surveys.