University officials have offered little information to the media about the project, but planning is reportedly underway for a new party porch at the venue. The porch is expected to replace about 500 seats in the upper level of Moby Arena’s west side, and likely feature a multi-tier structure that includes drink rails. It is also expected that the space will be open to select members, with memberships being available for purchase as add-ons to season tickets.
Although they have declined to divulge elaborate details to the media, athletic department officials have reportedly shared plans for the project during meetings with boosters. More from The Coloradoan:
Colorado State University athletic director Joe Parker and deputy AD Steve Cottingham acknowledged two months ago that the school was working on the project after former men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy mentioned it to reporters. Parker and Cottingham said at the time they were not ready to discuss the plans in detail. Both declined requests made through a school spokesman last week and again Wednesday to talk further about the project.
Although CSU sells beer throughout its new football stadium that opened last fall, beer has not previously been available at Moby Arena, the 8,745-seat facility where the Rams’ basketball and volleyball teams play their home games.
One source involved in the plans said the school has no plans to sell beer in the general seating areas of Moby Arena because of concerns about spills and cleanup. The seats below the concourse level are retractable and sit on top of the hardwood floor that is used for basketball and volleyball practices and graduation ceremonies for CSU and Poudre School District high schools.
CSU has had success with a similar area at another facility, as the school’s on-campus football stadium features the New Belgium Porch. That has proven to be one of the more sought-after destination within the stadium, which opened for the 2017 NCAA football season.