Summit League Building Boom

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Just thought I would highlight some of the Arena projects across the Summit League....The SHAC is not the only project...

IUPUI(Pepsi Coliseum)

Upon completion, the Coliseum is expected to seat 6,841 guests for basketball and will include fully renovated locker rooms, a suspended state-of-the-art double ribbon video board and hospitality options throughout fully updated concourses.

USD(Not named yet)

This $53 million athletics project will include an arena, basketball practice facility, track and soccer field. Capacity for the basketball/volleyball arena will be 6,000 seats. There will be a science research facility that will link the basketball facility to the Dakota dome. As of December 2013 USD still needed to raise $9.5 in order to get construction started, the school hopes to break ground in the spring.

Omaha(Not named yet)

The $87.9 million arena to be built at 67th and Center Streets would seat between 7,000 and 7,500 fans. Officials say it will provide an on-campus home for hockey and the school’s emerging Division I basketball and volleyball programs, add to campus recreation opportunities, reconnect alums, provide public exposure to the campus, and in the end help the university reach its ambitious goal to grow enrollment from 15,000 to 20,000.

Just to compare...

NDSU(Scheels Center at the SHAC)

Sanford Health Athletic Complex
1600 University Drive North
Fargo, ND 58102
Groundbreaking: Spring 2014
Opening Date: Winter 2016
Scheels Center basketball arena
Shelly Ellig indoor track and field facility
14,500 sq. ft. basketball training facility
15,000 sq. ft. performance training center
2,000 sq. ft. Hall of Fame display
Team store
Basketball capacity: 5,945
Courtside: 73
Bowl chairs: 2,119
Bowl bench seating: 1,779
Club seats: 123
Upper level chairs: 1,851 (existing)
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