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The B1G 10's Northwestern University Wildcats are building the next chapter in their legacy with the $110 million modernization of Welsh-Ryan Arena. Located within the McGaw Memorial Hall, the 65-year-old-structure is getting a top-to-bottom renovation that will transform the fan and student-athlete experience, provide maximum accessibility, and aid in recruiting for the University's basketball, volleyball, and wrestling programs.

Fan Experience:

  • New chair-back seating
  • New restrooms
  • New concessions areas with additional point-of-sale stations to increase efficiency, along with new food and drink offerings
  • State-of-the-art lighting, audio and video capabilities
  • Expansion of high-revenue generating premium seating areas
  • 50 percent bigger lobby
  • A new ticket office
Student-Athlete Experience:
  • New locker rooms for men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball
  • New offices for men's and women's basketball
  • Wider, more accessible concourses
  • Five new elevators replacing the existing single elevator
  • Addition of accessible restrooms

The aggressive 18-month schedule means the Wildcats will only play one season at Allstate Arena. The project began in March 2017 and will be complete in time for the Fall 2018 season.


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