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Artist rendering of proposed changes to the O39Connell Center Courtesy of Fox Sports News
<p>Artist rendering of proposed changes to the O&#39;Connell Center.</p>

University of Florida green lights $45 million sports complex renovation

The University of Florida and the University Athletic Association announced on Tuesday that they would proceed with a $45 million renovation to the 33-year-old O'Connell Center, beginning in March 2015.

The UAA Board of Directors voted to begin the process of choosing a design firm, which it expects will take about 10 months, Fox Sports News reported.

This will be the largest renovation project the complex has ever undergone.

Proposed changes include a redesigned main entrance, new concession stands, club seating and a club lounge, new chairs and bleachers, complete office and locker room renovations, as well technical updates including a new video board and sound system, and an overhaul of the arena’s infrastructure.

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