Missouri State University began construction on its $67 million JQH Arena with a groundbreaking ceremony December 21st, and is set for a November 2008 opening.

The 11,000-seat venue will feature 55 "Jack Nicholson" seats and suites that seat up to 16, available for lease at a reported $32,500 to $37,500 per year.

Officials originally planned for the arena to feature 12,000 seats, but announced in September that budget restrictions necessitated cutting the venue’s capacity. Future expansion could reportedly add 1,500 more seats to the JQH.