Progress continues on the ongoing UD Arena renovation, with the University of Dayton currently working on the second phase of upgrades.
Last year, the university unveiled plans for a $72 million renovation to UD Arena (University of Dayton Arena) that will unfold over three phases. When completed, the renovation will result in new seating, improved video display technology, overhauled concourses, new corner terrace suites, and a new lobby/main box office and merchandise store, along with a slew of other upgrades.
Construction on the second phase is well underway, and the university recently showcased its ongoing progress in a video update. New seating is being installed on the 300 and 400 levels as part of the current phase, along with an expanded concourse area and other renovations. More from the Dayton Daily News:
UD Arena Director Scott DeBolt walked fans through the changes going on inside and outside the arena.
“The main concentration of phase two is expanding the north side and east side of the building,” DeBolt said.
DeBolt mentioned the expanded concourse area, improved restrooms and an elevator that will provide access to a new landing at the top of the east side 400 level. That area will contain restrooms, expanded handicap seating and concession options.
Since construction is unfolding in phases, the university’s basketball programs are continuing to use UD Arena for home games during their seasons. The arena originally opened in 1969.
Rendering courtesy University of Dayton Athletics.
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