U of I Assembly HallFriday, 29 March 2013
Assembly Hall at University of Illinois will be starting it's makeover beginning next year.
U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas says the $160 million renovations should begin in March 2014.
He says about 3/4 of the money will come from donations.
The 50-year-old building will be modernized to accommodate air conditioning, suites, wider concession stands, improved restrooms, and wider courtside student seating.
Officials say the work will be done in phases so it doesn't disrupt the Illini's basketball schedule.
The project still needs the approval of the University Trustees.