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College Facility Notes: VCU Basketball To Begin Construction On Practice Facility Next Month
Published July 16, 2014
IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE: In K.C., Tod Palmer reported Missouri last week announced details of a "new tailgating area," which has been added as part of a "ongoing eastside expansion" at Memorial Stadium. Truman's Terrace "replaces the Amphitheater at Mizzou" and is located "just outside the southeast corner" of the stadium. It has been "transformed into a tiered hillside" where individuals and groups conduct "catered pre- and post-game tailgate parties." Truman's Terrace will "require a game ticket and a special pass for the new created tailgate experience" (K.C. STAR, 7/12).
PERMANENT VACATION: In Columbia, Andrew Shain reported the floor of the Carolina Coliseum, which was home to South Carolina basketball games from '68-'02, will become "two permanent practice courts" for South Carolina's men's and women's basketball teams in October. No other events will be held inside the "bowl of garnet-colored seats" as the school has already "auctioned off the old basketball court and is selling some of the chairs" (THESTATE.com, 7/14).
SEEKING APPROVAL: In Pennsylvania, Bob Flounders reported $2M in renovations for Penn State's football facilities "were approved" at Friday's BOT meeting. The university will "upgrade the team meeting room and lobby" of the Lasch Building. The improvements "include new carpeting, lighting, furniture, finishes and wall graphics" (PENNLIVE.com, 7/11).