A plan to renovate and expand the Breslin Center in East Lansing has been approved by board members at Michigan State University, according to the school’s press release.
In all, the financial commitment checks in at roughly $50 million, per the release, with $30 million coming from the school itself and the remaining $20 million coming from MSU Athletics.
According to the release, work is expected to begin in January and last through June 2018. However, a lot of it will be done by August 2017. The project centers on upgrading the fan experience at the Breslin Center, which has housed the Spartans since 1989, and it’ll also develop a 26,000 square-foot-area for the upcoming Michigan State basketball hall of fame.
A strength and conditioning center will carry the name of former Spartans star Draymond Green.
Bathrooms, concessions and other areas will also receive face-lifts–and that includes parking and entrances, elevators and other upgrades of the infrastructure.
“The opportunity to be involved with a facility project that has a positive and direct impact on our student-athletes and the entire university community is exciting,” said Michigan State AD Mark Hollis, per the release. “While the Breslin Center project addresses a number of issues related to the building’s operations, it will greatly enhance the experience for those attending any of its events.
“The ability to showcase our university and basketball programs’ history will be one of the key and noticeable features once the project is complete. In addition, former and current student-athletes will have an opportunity to prepare in one of the nation’s finest basketball complexes.”