A renovation or replacement of the Ferrell Center could be in the offing, as Baylor University is exploring its long-term options for the arena.
The consideration for Baylor is whether to replace or renovate the Ferrell Center, its current home for multiple sports, including both men’s and women’s basketball along with volleyball. For right now, the university is exploring both options but has not settled on a final decision.
Any decision on the Ferrell Center could be at least a year or two away, so it remains to be seen what Baylor will decide. However, officials are indicating that any Ferrell Center renovation would be elaborate in scope and drastically change much of the existing facility. More from SportsDay:
The school is looking at both plans, and athletic director Mack Rhoades said Baylor’s board of regents has given the approval to talk with potential donors. Rhoades comments came during Big 12 meetings Thursday in Irving.
Baylor President Linda Livingstone said a decision is likely in the next year or two. Baylor might consider a smaller adjacent structure to serve as a home for acrobatics and tumbling and volleyball.
“Anytime anyone hears renovation, I’m not sure how enthusiastic they are,” Rhoades said. “If we went that route, we would certainly want to do it where when you walk into the arena, you don’t even recognize it, where it looks like a brand new arena.”
Ferrell Center originally opened in 1988.