Liberty Director of Athletics Ian McCaw was a guest on The Sportsline on WLNI earlier this week. Among several topics discussed, McCaw hinted at the possibility of additional expansion at Williams Stadium in time for the 2022 season.
“We’re at 25,000 right now, that will be our capacity, we expect, for this coming season. We are looking at 2022,” McCaw stated. “We may do something with that berm area in the south end zone. That’s not really functional for spectator seating right now, so we’re looking at tiering that and making that accessible for fans. So, that may bump us up a few thousand more.”
This lines up with what we have previously heard and posted on the Rumor Mill where a source indicated a couple months ago that Liberty has drawings and a timeline to complete a lower horseshoe at Williams Stadium. At that time, we also were told that this wasn’t official at the time, but plans were moving to have it completed for the 2022 season.
“Of course, 2022 is a really attractive home schedule,” continued McCaw. “We have Virginia Tech coming and BYU. Those will probably be the two most attractive home games that Liberty has ever had. Coming off the tremendous season we had this past year, there certainly will be a lot of excitement for that season as well.”
Liberty is scheduled to host BYU on Oct. 22 and Virginia Tech on Nov. 19. Other home dates that season include UAB on Sep. 10, Akron on Sep. 24, Gardner-Webb on Oct. 15, and New Mexico State on Nov. 26.
This coming fall, the Flames are scheduled to open the season on Saturday, Sep. 4 at Williams Stadium against Campbell and former Liberty assistant coach Mike Minter who is the head coach of the Camels. The rest of the home docket for the 2021 season includes Old Dominion on Sep. 18, Middle Tennessee on Oct. 9, UMass on Oct. 30, Louisiana on Nov. 20, and Army on Nov. 27.