Patriot’s $10 Mil Makeover

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the George Mason University’s Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., has announced that the 10,000-capacity venue will undergo a $10 million renovation beginning next summer.

Renovations will include four new concession stands, four new bathrooms, eight new locker rooms, a 350-capacity hospitality area, a cosmetic overhaul of the concourse and new offices for men’s and women’s basketball, GM Barry Geisler told Pollstar.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2007 in time for the basketball season.

The center will stay open during the renovations, Geisler said.