Illinois releases stunning renderings of basketball facility renovations
Illinois’ basketball facility renovations are coming along nicely.
While construction hasn’t started yet, Illinois has released updated renderings for their new-look basketball facility.
Here they are:
Coming soon… 👀
— Illinois Basketball (@IlliniMBB) March 10, 2021
The renderings include a new practice gym, a weight room and a player’s lounge.
Back in November, the Illini announced a $500,000 gift for the purpose of updating and renovating their Ubben Basketball Complex. The gift came from Steven Miller, who graduated from Illinois in 1987.
“This Ubben renovation has been a passion project for so many. Steven’s love for the Fighting Illini, and in particular for Illinois basketball, prompted him to help with what we believe is a vital cog in the continued advancement of our athletic program,” athletic director Josh Whitman said in November. “We are grateful to Steven and humbled that he would invest so meaningfully in Illinois Athletics. Through his generosity and the generosity of so many others, we are moving increasingly closer to our vision of life-changing opportunities for generations of Fighting Illini student-athletes.”
The total fundraising goal for this project is $35 million, according to the release. Construction is expected to begin this spring.
Illinois will face either Indiana or Rutgers in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday.