The University is planning a $7 million, two-phased renovation plan to Smith Center that is slated to begin after next basketball season, administrators told The Hatchet.
The first phase will include a complete renovation of the lower level, which houses locker rooms, training facilities and a media room, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said. The University also plans to renovate the Athletic Director’s Club space and create stairs from that upper-level room to the baseline, where new courtside seats may be installed.
The second phase is less concrete. Kvancz said he hopes to replace upper-bleachers with stadium-style seats.
The project will be largely financed with money raised from Athletic Director Advisory Committee donations.
This article appeared in the April 12, 2007 issue of the Hatchet.