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A Whole New Ball Game

Construction is underway on Georgia Tech's new basketball complex.

Georgia Tech's former basketball home, Alexander Memorial Coliseum, is on its way to becoming The Hank McCamish Pavilion.

Construction on the approximately $40 million project began in May. About 250 workers have demolished most of the old basketball complex to make room for the newer 156,000-square-foot pavilion (See detailed renderings of the new structure).

McCamish Pavilion will seat around 8,900 fans, about 200 seats less than before. But, with the new design, seats will be closer to the action.

Other features include an open concourse, a center-hung scoreboard and premium seating with a sports bar atmosphere.

The new complex is being built to LEED Gold Certification standards, which means the building will employ sustainable practices. For example, water collected from the roof will be stored in underground cisterns for irrigation purposes.

The project should be complete in October 2012. Until then, Georgia Tech games are being held at Philips Arena and the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

The project is largely funded through philanthropic donations. Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is leading the construction. 

Jonathan Carnright July 16, 2011 at 04:29 PM
Thanks for the pics! I'm glad they're keeping the old dome, it's such a distinctive feature.
Randy Fowler July 18, 2011 at 08:09 PM
What a waste of money. The old facility was more than adequate with more seats even! Go figure. Who does an athletic facility renovation and puts in fewer seats....only at Tech.
Rich Lawson August 05, 2011 at 01:28 PM
Alexander Memorial needed a renovation - in fact the entire basketball program needed a renovation. Hopefully, Coach Gregory will be a great addition to the program and get the program back in the upper echelons of college basketball. I hope Coach Gregory does a great job recruiting and coaching. Good luck Coach Gregory.

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