The home for the Union Dutchmen is about to get a whole lot nicer. The Dutchmen are planning a $10-million upgrade to their home, Messa Rink, according to a report from Ken Schott of the Daily Gazette.
A firm timetable has not yet been set, as the university still needs to raise all funds through private donation. The project will positively impact both fans--a new video scoreboard, chairback seats, new concession stands and restrooms--as well as players/coaches--new boards, glass, and arena floor, new coaching offices, and a hospitality room.
Messa Rink was built in 1975, and renovated with mostly foundational improvements in 2003. These renovations should help Union keep pace with the rest of the ECAC, including Quinnipiac, whose High Point Solutions Arena was built in 2007, and has helped make the Bobcats one of the premier programs in the conference.