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UCLA Officials Unveil Plans For $185M Pauley Pavilion Renovation
Published May 12, 2009
|Pauley Pavilion Renovation Expected To Be
Completed In Time For 2012 Season
UK FACILITIES: Univ. of Kentucky (UK) AD Mitch Barnhart yesterday said that UK "will decide in the next 60 to 90 days whether to go forward with plans for a new downtown basketball arena, a new campus baseball field and upgrades for Commonwealth Stadium." UK Athletics Media Relations Dir Tony Neely said that the school first "must come up with a viable financing model for the project." Barnhart said that UK officials "received three proposals for the project Friday and are in the process of reviewing them." Barnhart "declined to name the three groups at this point because UK is in a bidding process." But IMG College Senior VP & Managing Dir Tom Stultz "confirmed that his firm had submitted a proposal." In Lexington, Valarie Honeycutt Spears notes the three projects, which officials have "previously said would cost between [$300-400M], would be financed privately." Lexington Center President & CEO Bill Owen yesterday said that a new arena "could be operating by the 2014 or 2015 basketball season" (LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER, 5/12). HNTB, the sports architect that designed Joe Craft Center, Kentucky’s $30M basketball practice facility, and improvements to UK’s Commonwealth Stadium, is part of a second developer-led team that submitted a proposal, confirmed HNTB’s Gerardo Prado (Don Muret, SportsBusiness Journal).