UConn’s Gampel Pavilion could see $100 million renovation project under proposal

UConn expects word out of the State Capitol by May 8, the day the General Assembly adjourns, on whether the state will fund a proposed Gampel Pavilion renovation of about $100 million. Already, $10 million in state bonding has been allocated toward more immediate improvements (scoreboard, court-level digital infrastructure, lower-bowl seating) to the Huskies’ on-campus home for men’s and women’s basketball. Speaker of the House Matt Ritter last week confirmed discussions with Benedict over $100 million for Gampel. UConn 2000 is a sweeping categorization for a state-funded initiative of improvements to the Storrs campus’ infrastructure that was initiated in the 1990s and continues to this day. The costs-money-to-make-money, revolving-doors relationship between Connecticut, UConn and the UConn athletic department is unique, one entity simultaneously paying and charging the next to create a tornado of money unlike anything in college sports.


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