Michigan State’s Breslin Center to undergo $50M upgrade

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has approved a $50 million upgrade to Breslin Center, the home of men’s and women’s Spartans basketball.

The Detroit News reported the news on Friday afternoon.

“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,” athletics director Mark Hollis said in a statement. “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.”

According to the report, construction on the facility upgrade will begin in January, with June 2018 being the target date for completion.

The stadium upgrades will include your usual improvements — upgrades to bathrooms, concessions and concourses — with the big attraction being a brand new hall on the southeast side of the arena that will highlight Michigan State’s rich basketball history.

In addition, Michigan State will vastly improve the locker rooms and add The Draymond Green Strength and Conditioning Center, following a sizeable donation from the NBA star.

For more on the upgrades, check out the full story.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Michigan State University