UD to conduct study to explore upgrades to UD Arena

The University of Dayton will conduct a feasibility study this winter to explore potential upgrades to UD Arena.

The arena opened on Dec. 6, 1969. A $13.1 million renovation in 2002 added premium seating, brought seats closer to the court and improved the concessions area. The Boesch Lounge was remodeled at that time, and the Time Warner Flight Deck was built on the other side of the arena in the upper deck.

A $4 million renovation of the Donoher Basketball Center last year improved the locker room, team meeting areas and training facility.

Some season-ticket holders will be contacted and asked to participate in an electronic survey or focus group. UD will partner with the firm of Conventions, Sports & Leisure International (CSL) to conduct the study.