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BOISE -- Boise State Athletic officials have permission to move another step forward with plans to upgrade Bronco Stadium.

The Idaho State Board of Education voted Thursday to let school officials spend $2.4 million on the initial design project that includes more seating and a football complex.

Phase one of the expansion includes moving the university's oval track nearby to Dona Larsen Park. The project also includes adding more seats in the north end zone and building a new home for football operations, offices, locker rooms, a weight room and other amenities. The goal is to have the new football complex ready by 2013.

BSU officials say phase one is estimated to cost between $20 and $26 million.

Bronco's Stadium is the smallest among perennial Top 25 teams with 33,500 seats.

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