5 eye-opening things that are now different inside UD Arena (VIDEOS)

3:08 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 Homepage

Phase one of University of Dayton Arena upgrades have been completed.

New seats have been installed in the 100 and 200 seating sections, and there is almost enough light from the new scoreboard and other video boards to light the arena on their own.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. New center scoreboard. It has has four main panels with corner wedges and a ribbon section around the bottom. 

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New center scoreboard has eight panels and a bottom ribbon as part of phase one renovation. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

2. New seats. All seating in the lower 100 and 200 sections are now fabric-covered cushioned seats with cup holders.

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All seats in the 100 and 200 sections of UD Arena have been replaced as part of phase on renovations and include cup holders. The center court sections include embroidered UD Flyers logo. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

3. More private viewing spaces. Four corner terrace sections have been constructed to add private viewing space to the arena.

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New corner terraces are part of the UD Arena renovation. When completed, the terraces will offer semi-private viewsin space of events at the arena. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

4. Additions to the baskets. The baskets and their supports are decked out with two shot clocks and LED stanchion lights.

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New baskets with two shot clocks and LED stanchion lights are part of phase on renovations at UD Arena. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

5. New boards in the corners. New ribbon boards are now located at each end of the arena for additional communication space.

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New baskets with two shot clocks and LED stanchion lights are part of phase on renovations at UD Arena. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Phase two will include, among other things, the installation of new concourse and 300/400 level seats, new south and west entrances and elevator and stairs to event level and ew renovated event level locker rooms and training room. Most of that work will start in the spring.

Amazing drone view of UD Arena interior renovation
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