Greensboro Coliseum renovation project nearly halfway complete

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GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Phase one of Greensboro Coliseum's $24 million renovation project is almost complete.

More than 9,000 new cushioned seats were installed to replace the old stadium seats. Fans can now enjoy events on a new high-definition LED scoreboard, as well as new display screens throughout the venue.

Along with new luxury suites and a new media entrance, there will also be a new ACC VIP lounge, and a Natty Greene's restaurant once the ACC tournament begins next month.

Managing Director Matt Brown said that once the tournament is complete, phase two which includes a concourse renovation and other amenities, will begin.

"This massive new concourse--that's significant. It will hold 144 new restrooms, new cooking stands on both the upper level, and also about 7 new cooking stands on the lower level. These are essential elements that patrons will appreciate coming to our events," Brown said.

Brown also said that unlike many venues, the coliseum continues to host events while construction is underway.

Phase one was funded by the hotel and motel tax revenues in Greensboro, and cost about $8 million.

Phase two of the renovation is projected to cost 7.5 million dollars and the entire project should be complete by February 2014.

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