DALLAS — When the Oklahoma Sooners storm the field at the Cotton Bowl in three weeks, the roar from the crowd will be louder than ever.
Because at least 8,000 more OU fans will be cheering.
Wednesday, Cotton Bowl officials unveiled a bigger, better stadium to the public for the first time.
New additions of the completed $57 million project include upper decks in both end zones, which increased stadium capacity from 76,000 to 92,100, making it one of the largest college football venues in the country.
"Dallas has a new stadium it can be proud of,” Dallas mayor Tom Leppert said.
The upper deck wraps around the entire stadium. Club seating has been added to the south end zone, which could one day be converted into suites.
One additional gate has been built, and four others have been enhanced with expanded stairways, which should make it easier for fans to enter and exit the stadium.
Several concession stands and bathrooms have been added, as well as at least 1,000 new bathroom fixtures, which officials are hoping will diminish the long lines that have plagued halftimes.
The Cotton Bowl also expanded its player locker rooms and built locker rooms for the coaches.
Finally, a three-story structure has been constructed above the players' tunnel at the south end of the stadium, where a new media room was also built for postgame interviews.
Slideshow: Cotton Bowl renovations