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Bowling Green Announces Arena Renovation Project

COLLEGE HOCKEY: JAN 03 Bemidji State at Bowling Green Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After gaining approval from the school’s Board of Trustees to move forward with the project, Bowling Green has officially announced a $5.75M arena renovation project to the Slater Family Ice Arena.

The renovations include some basic structural stuff, including upgrades to the arena’s locker rooms and restroom facilities. But the main highlight of the renovation package will be a new mezzanine on the south end of the arena that will feature private suites, a club room, and premium spectator seating. The project will also add a new 1000 square-foot lobby on the west side of the building that will be used to highlight program achievements.

The project should put Bowling Green on better footing in college hockey’s facilities arms race as they attempt woo recruits and better solicit donations from big money donors.

The school released some preliminary renderings of what the finished product may look like: