UNF Arena in Jacksonville adds hospitality suite, replaces court

UNF Arena in Jacksonville adds hospitality suite, replaces court

Renovations to UNF Arena, the residence of the University of North Florida Ospreys basketball and volleyball teams, are a several weeks absent from completion as the university celebrates its 50th anniversary year.

Development of the Financial institution of England Hospitality Suite — on the next floor overlooking the west baseline of the court — is in the closing phase. Set up of the new hardwood court docket flooring is mostly carried out but awaiting varnish.

The job is the first alternative of the initial arena courtroom ground and the initial set up of a hospitality suite considering that the indoor sports activities facility was built in January 1993, UNF Athletics officials informed the Situations-Union in an e-mail.

The believed total project price tag is $3.5 million. 

A new hospitality suite is being built at the University of North Florida's UNF Arena. The indoor sports facility is undergoing renovations with the biggest upgrades being the hospitality suite and the installation of a new hardwood court.

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The arena seats 5,800 people today for sporting occasions. It also hosts unique events, concerts and graduations.

Its bottom seating can be collapsed to open up up area for 3 regulation basketball courts. Two half-basketball courts are located upstairs. The arena also houses racquetball courts, eight locker rooms, a instruction place, a kinesiology lab and the places of work of athletics administration and numerous coaching team.

Materials are stacked on the court at the University of North Florida's UNF Arena during renovations of the nearly 30-year-old arena.

Introduced previous October, the hospitality suite construction is developed to provide UNF Athletic donors with “a semi-personal place within just the arena with a concentration on developing a premier sport-working day knowledge.”

The Brix Taphouse Bar of Jacksonville Beach will be accountable for food and beverages served in the suite, according to the college.

The suite will be offered to all 19 Osprey applications to use during recruiting as effectively as for other college functions. Businesses and other businesses will have an opportunity to lease it for their gatherings, according to UNF Athletics.