MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
MSU Hosts Munn Ice Arena Expansion Groundbreaking
North Jersey Record
The owners of the entertainment and sporting arena released renderings of "The Lofts," a new luxury experience they say is designed to bring more of a neighborhood or club feel to the premium seats, and to provide a better way for business owners to network.
When the nearly $1 million worth of ongoing renovations are complete at L.C. Walker Arena, The 58-year-old venue will be an attractive hangout and social spot for all types.
The 21st century has seen some fairly significant advancements in arena design, but it’s come at a price. As arenas have expanded to accommodate luxury suites and high-end concourse attractions, the less expensive seats have moved so far away from the action that the fans feel detached from the in-game experience. But while it’s true that those seats typically generate the least amount of revenue, their importance should not be understated.
Beyond the Press Box is a regular feature profiling the folks who color outside the lines of sport. Architect Matt Taylor designs college and pro sports facilities for ROSSETTI, a Detroit-based architecture firm whose portfolio includes college and pro sports stadiums, airports and museums. Taylor is the mind behind Notre Dame’s Compton Family Ice Arena, Daytona International Speedway’s new grandstand, high-rise residential work and football stadia. The Detroit resident was educated in the city and lives nearby with his wife and two sons.