UM Regents OK Crisler Arena Project

At their Jan. 20, 2011 meeting, the University of Michigan board of regents approved a $52 million renovation and expansion of Crisler Arena. The new construction will add about 63,000 square feet for new retail spaces, spectator entrances, ticketing areas and a private club space. About 54,000 square feet will be renovated to improve Americans with Disability Act accessibility, and increase the number of restrooms and concession stands, among other things. Regents also approved TMP Architecture, working with Sink Combs Dethlefs, to design the project. At their October 2010 meeting, regents had previously approved a renovation of infrastructure and replacement of spectator seating.

This brief was filed from the regents boardroom in the Fleming administration building. A more detailed report will follow: [link]