MSU arena getting $3.2 million upgrade

2014-04-29T16:08:00Z 2014-04-30T21:44:07Z MSU arena getting $3.2 million upgradeGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
April 29, 2014 4:08 pm  • 

BOZEMAN -- Worthington Arena on the campus of Montana State University will undergo a $3.2 million facelift.

The renovation calls for a state-of-the art running surface for track and field athletes, as well as upgraded seating, a new sound system, and venue curtains. The new seats will be added to the lower level on the north and south sides of the arena, complete with backrests and cup holders.

Facility operations staff will have the ability to separate the upper level of the arena through the installation of a curtaining system used in most NBA arenas.

The renovation will begin in May.

The Board of Regents authorized funding to upgrade the arena in March. The Associated Students of MSU will contribute $1 million to the renovation. The remaining funds will come from donations and net Auxiliary Services revenues and from building-user charges.

The money contributed by ASMSU is from student building fees designated for maintaining campus facilities. Student fees will not increase, the university said.

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