A fan-pleasing revitalization
The world of college sports is competitive. To stay competitive and to keep their large, loyal fan base happy, colleges must provide state-of-the-art facilities. There’s no better example of this truth than at the University of Iowa, where the Carver-Hawkeye Arena recently underwent a $47 million revitalization.
The arena, which is used by most of the University of Iowa’s 24 sports teams, was renovated and expanded with larger, updated locker rooms, practice facility, and strength and conditioning spaces. The revitalization of the arena also includes many of the arena’s public spaces, such as renovated concessions and restroom facilities, meeting rooms and new hospitality spaces for donors and fans.
Attached to the arena is a new, boomerang-shaped, four-story building that houses offices, meeting and storage spaces for the administrative and coaching staff of the University of Iowa Athletics Department and most importantly a practice facility and strength and conditioning space for the university’s student-athletes. This building shares a new entrance and lobby with the arena. Beside the lobby’s ticket window is the eye-catching 10 by 7 tile Christie® MicroTiles® display wall.