The new parking deck at Appalachian State is about ready to open.

The Watauga Democrat reports university officials say the 477-space stadium parking deck will be ready for it's ribbon cutting Wednesday, August 14th and will provide an additional 250 spaces on the west side of campus.

The parking deck along with four new residence halls are part of a $191 million dollar development project that will provide more than 2000 student beds and replace Bowie, Coltrane, Eggers, Gardner, Winkler, Justice and East halls.