Bancorp Renos Extended

Upgrades at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Miss., will take a little longer than expected.

Workers at the 20-year-old venue, which is in the midst of a $1.8 million renovation to resurface the building’s exterior and freshen up the interior paint, apparently found some water damage in the midst of the project.

Replacing rusted columns and metal studs will add a little more than one month to the renovation, according to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, plus more than $91,000 in additional expenses.

The venue will celebrate its 20th anniversary this fall.