UD Arena removes tartan floor as part of $72M upgrade

6:17 p.m Friday, May 26, 2017 Homepage

After more than a decade of service, the old tartan floor from the UD Arena is getting prepped to be dismantled.

This comes as the University of Dayton is planning several upgrades to the arena over the next few years that will total $72 million to the venue at 1801 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton.

One last unofficial game took place today on the court, as alumni paid their last respects before work began on the floor. 

The court was done seeing action in the 1980s. Removal will start over the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, fans will not be able to own pieces of the old floor because there is still mercury in it, which means the floor poses a risk and will have to be disposed of properly and safely. 

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