Bancorp South Arena Facelift

The BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Miss., is expected to get a new, $1.8 million upgrade in time for the venue’s 20th anniversary next year, thanks to the approval of budget by the Coliseum Commission overseeing the 10,000-capacity building.

The Mississippi Daily Journal reports $1.8 million would go toward resurfacing the building’s exterior and freshen up the interior paint.

The arena would retain its exterior insulation finishing system but add a new color scheme and a limestone finish. The proposed facelift would take six months to complete, in time for the building’s Oct. 2013 anniversary.