This is a big week for the Cajundome, which is reopening after a $21 million renovation that improved several aspects of the fan experience.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has undertaken a series of upgrades at the Cajundome that included replacing all of the arena’s seats. In doing so, the university seeks to improve sightlines and comfort at the arena while also modernizing its look and feel.
Basketball is set to return to the venue on December 1, when both the men’s and women’s programs play their first games at the Cajundome since the renovation. According to Cajundome director Greg Davis, fans will notice improvements beyond the seating bowl, as the concessions have also been overhauled. More from The Acadiana Advocate:
In the concession area, new grills and fryers will allow more food to be cooked on-site rather than carted in from an outside kitchen.
Davis said patrons can look forward to an expanded menu of made-to-order items.
There will be a bigger selection of regular and craft brews at the renovated bar area, and the draft beer system features refrigerated lines running from a spacious new keg cooler.
Renovations, which began after the Cajundome closed in Mary, also addressed entrances, restrooms, concourses, lighting, dome repairs, and more. A grand reopening for the Cajundome is scheduled for Tuesday, as the arena will open to the general public at 5:30 p.m. CST.