Major Renovation's at NMSU

Let's take a look at the 2 Major Renovation's at Aggie Memorial Stadium & The Pan American Center

The two Major Upgrades are:

A: Aggie Memorial Stadium Renovation:

NMSU will construct a facility at Aggie Memorial Stadium that will house academic support services, the athletic training educational program, academic joint usage options and space to create additional revenue streams in the facility through special events, skyboxes and University Club.

The four-floor, 43,784 square foot facility will cost $6 million. The complex is scheduled to be open in September, 2003.

The 11,801 square foot ground floor will be a joint use space providing the athletic training educational program and the athletic department's athletics training and sports medicine staff with a state-of-the-art complex including classrooms, treatment areas, exercise therapy areas, hydrotherapy, taping and exam rooms.

The 12,050 square foot second floor will be a joint use space providing academic support with classrooms, computer labs, study rooms and office space along with some athletic department offices and office space for the football staff.

The 11,578 square foot third floor will provide a unique space for joint use with academic needs on campus. Banquet space and a University Club will serve the needs of the University and the community providing luncheon, banquet and meeting services. It will also be available for evening and weekend functions.

The fourth floor will consist of an open rooftop terrace available for meetings and other special occasions. There will be six skyboxes on the 8,355 square foot level overlooking the playing field at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

B:The Pan American Center Renovation:

Where the Scoreboards in the Pan American Center will be replaced with two multi-purpose video display scoreboards in early January.

New Mexico State Athletics Director Brian Faison said the $650,000 cost of the new scoreboards was completely paid for through revenue from advertisers who purchased space on the boards.

The scoreboards measure 37 feet wide and stand 22 feet high. The electronic displays are made up of LED lights and have 100,000 hours of life. The video portion stands 7.5 by 9 feet.

The scoreboards will take six people to operate: three in a booth and three with digital cameras used to catch the action. They will be capable of showing instant replays and slow-motion plays. Faison said students interested in broadcasting and photography will probably be trained to run the scoreboards.

Faison said the new scoreboards are actually going to be more efficient than the existing ones, which have are so old that it is impossible to buy replacement parts.

They will be used for volleyball matches, men's and women's basketball games, graduations and will be leased for concerts, Faison said.


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