Upon arrival to Abilene, returning students were greeted with a near-complete Wildcat Stadium.
Lee De Leon, director of athletics, said only two aspects of the stadium remain incomplete — the furniture and graphics package.
The furniture is set to be moved in on August 28. The graphics package, consisting of pole wraps, signage, flags and banners, will arrive on September 1.
Since May there have been three changes. Padding has been added to the end zone to prevent player injuries, and the real grass on the berm under the video board has been replaced with artificial turf. The height of the flag poles was also raised to be taller than the video board.
Outside of the stadium, De Leon said an additional parking lot containing 137 spots is being added.
Overall, the stadium will seat 12,000 people. There are 9500 seats with 3000 on the east, student section side, 6000 on the west side and 500 in the press box and club seating. The berm will have 2500 overflow seats when necessary.
Wildcat Stadium hosted a private scrimmage on Saturday evening as a test-run for the sound, lights, and concession stands.