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FOX 45 gets an inside look at the transformation of the University of Dayton arena

FOX 45 gets an inside look at the transformation of the University of Dayton arena (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Phase I of the transformation project at UD Arena is at about the halfway point. Through the first ten weeks of work, crews have removed the old Tartan floor and the 100 and 200 level seats. Director of UD Arena Scott DeBolt said the project is on schedule.

Phase I of three is expected to be complete in time for the start of the 2017-18 season this fall.

"When fans walk in here in the fall they will definitely notice a difference," DeBolt said.

The most noticeable changes in Phase I include a new four-sided, center-hung video board, new LED ribbon boards on the fascia of the Spectrum Flight Deck and suites, new 100 and 200 level seats with cup holders and handrails and an upgrade to the Arena bowl audio system.

Phases II and III will be completed over the next couple of seasons, with full project completion targeted for the start of the 2019-2020 season.

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