Once construction is complete, he hopes the stadium will be the spot for a future National Championship game.

"When you look at how our community sets up, access to hotels, the quality of inventory, high and low, the airport, the proximity to downtown and the stadium, we have the perfect set up of any city really in America to host a national championship," he said.

Gamecock fan Jason Hubbard says even after the improvements to the stadium, he feels the neighborhood around the Citrus Bowl will need some new restaurants and bars, to support the crowds that come along with big games.

"The area would need to be able to support that sort of excitement- these games bring in people for 3, 4 days, they practically live out here, especially a national championship game," he said.

Construction on the stadium is set to begin at the end of January, and Hogan says the project should be 95 percent complete by next year's bowl games.