The Stephen C. O’Connell Center, more commonly known as the O’Dome, is the University of Florida’s central indoor stadium for all things basketball, volleyball, and much more. And though the Dome has been the source of many memories since its opening in 1980 (including Gator Basketball’s rise to national recognition), it is time for a major renovation.
The University of Florida has a $45 million project in place to completely revamp the stadium, adding lounge areas, club seats, and chair-backs to replace the lower-dome benches. Internals such as offices, plumbing, locker rooms, and more are being upgraded as well. Construction is set to begin after the 2014-2015 basketball season, and most welcome the change. The building's new upgrade plan is just one of many new University of Florida constructions set to give the college a seat among the nation’s finest universities.