Renovations are underway at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the 43-million dollar project will include a new practice facility that is connected to the arena. Barta says it’s a two-year process that should be done by the summer of 2011.
Barta says the new practice facility will have two full-sized courts and one will be a replica of the floor in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, while the other will have multiple uses.
Iowa basketball coach Todd Lickliter says the upgrades will be a boost for the program. Lickliter says it’s an upgrade that is past due and he says if they want to compete they have to have all available resources to do that. The project will also include a new wrestling room and new locker rooms for basketball, volleyball and wrestling.