Arizona basketball fans have quite a bit to be excited about right now. The Wildcats are 11-0 and ranked first in the country on the young basketball season, and just this afternoon it was announced that donors Cole and Jeannie Davis have committed an additional six million dollars to the project to renovate the school’s McKale Memorial Center.
Per the school’s athletics site:
“The first aspect of the renovation project is on track to be completed within the next month with the installation of a state-of-the-art, high-definition scoreboard. Approximately 25 percent larger than the current scoreboard, the new version features four 12’ x 19’ Panasonic video boards, a static ring on top for promotional opportunities and two LED rings.
Pending Arizona Board of Regents approval, the remaining aspects of Phase I are expected to start in May 2014. Those elements will include upgraded seating, hand rails, enhanced lighting and a new playing floor. In addition, conceptual designs have been generated to address amenities and upgrades that are likely to include men’s and women’s locker rooms, concessions and restrooms.”
Renderings of the renovations were also released:
— Arizona Athletics (@AZATHLETICS) December 16, 2013
When it’s all said and done, the McKale Center is going to be one of the best facilities in the country.