New features for Daniel-Meyer Coliseum revealed

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    TCU fans will experience significant changes to the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum prior to tip-off for the 2015 basketball season in October.

    The DMC renovations will include a new LED scoreboard, food court and new concessions and bathrooms, said TCU project manager Wes Hokanson.

    In addition to the new amenities, Hokanson said the reconstruction plan has allowed for the floor of the arena to be lowered by three feet. To accommodate for the lower playing surface, risers are being formed at a slightly steeper angle.

    The seating in the north and south ends of the original stadium were removed in order to lower the floor, Hokanson said. The seating at court level will be club seating, which is intended to enhance the game atmosphere for fans, said Hokanson.

    The outside of the new DMC is intended to look similar to Amon G. Carter Stadium, Hokanson said.

    “On the event level, there will be a ‘Courtside Club’ for Frog Club donors,” Hokanson said. “This space will be used for games, but will also be open to those donors during football season as it opens onto the concourse of Amon G Carter Stadium. The physical appearance of the outside will be much better.”

    The reconstruction project also calls for the DMC to have a TCU sports hall of fame. The hall is intended “for students to learn about a lot of TCU history that they don’t know and may not otherwise have learned,” Hokanson said.

    “It will be one of, if not, the marquee basketball arena in the Big 12,” Hokanson said.