GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Leading up to the ACC Tournament, improvements are being made to the Greensboro Coliseum.
The coliseum has not increased in size, but Greensboro Coliseum Complex Managing Director Matt Brown says the second floor concourse is now 50 percent wider.
"We utilized square footage and put the restrooms closer to the public and used the larger space in the corners for concession areas," he said.
Also, the hand rails along the second floor concourse have been replaced with seamless glass, giving the concourse a bigger feel.
Coliseum officials hope the additional room and the concession stand, as well as the restroom switch, will end the congestion that was common along the second floor concourse.
The concourse improvements are the second phase of the $24 million Coliseum Complex renovation. The $24 million are coming from the hotel, motel tax.
"We are using those funds, not tax payer money, to make the improvements and keep the Greensboro Coliseum in the state of the art condition," Brown said.
Coliseum officials want to improve the fan experience along with keeping the Coliseum competitive with other East Coast arenas.
New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and cities in Florida are competing to host future ACC Tournaments.