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Michigan State unveils new $50 million addition and upgrade to Breslin Center

EAST LANSING - A basketball team being picked to be one of the best in college basketball this season now has a newly updated new home. 

Michigan State unveiled a $50 million renovation to the Breslin Center in a Friday afternoon ceremony on campus, marking the first major upgrade to the nearly three-decade old home to the Spartans basketball facility. 

The highlight of the project is a 30,000 square foot addition at the southeast corner of the arena, at the site of the former ticket office. 

The structure, with a large glass exterior, houses the new Tom Izzo Basketball Hall of History, which showcases the program's trophy collection, tributes to notable former players and more. 

The addition also includes a new weight room, funded by a gift from Draymond Green, a locker room for former players, a players lounge, a recruiting room and more. 

A series of improvements were also made to existing portions of the arena. Those include a widening of the concourse, new restrooms and concession stands and infrastructure upgrades. 

The $50 million project was approved two years ago, and the Breslin Center has been under construction for the last two basketball seasons. 

Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert gave a $15 million gift to fund the addition and a scholarship fund. The outside of the building is dubbed the Gilbert Pavilion.

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