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The Alex G. Spanos Center on the University of the Pacific campus will receive renovations due to a timely donation.
The venue, often used for sports and other community events, has received a donation from the complex’s namesake. The Spanos family has donated $1 million for upgrades and fixes needed for the building, which was constructed in 1981.
“This gift will help offset costs associated with planned renovations to modernize the center and construct new additions that better serve our athletes, students, alumni and the region,” said Pamela A. Eibeck, president of UOP.
Renovations will include fixes to accessibility, lighting and the building’s infrastructure.
“The energy and cost savings from switching to LED alone will be huge,” said Wes Yourth, incoming interim director of athletics. “New lights will improve the center and significantly reduce the university’s carbon footprint.”
There are also plans to add new basketball stanchions to comply with NCAA requirements, as well as plans for upgrading handrails, bathrooms and arena seating for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Renovations will occur over the course of this school year.