Looks like Autzen will have something new for fans in a few weeks. This should give fans additional options for getting up to the upper levels. I am curious if this will become the defacto way for students and the band to get to their seats, especially since it will be right near their sections. It will also give additional options for those coming out of the Mo Center and those looking to leave the stadium after events are over.
If expansion of the old side is ever in the cards, these additional stairs will also help with the increased foot traffic.