RENOVATION TIMELINE

November 29th
2 Weeks until the O’Connell Center reopens for Fall Commencement.

November 22nd
Countdown to UF Fall Commencement – 3 weeks.

November 15th
The O’Connell Center is officially 4 weeks away from reopening for Fall Commencement.

June 23rd
Concrete precast seating decks, which are poured offsite, have been installed on the steel framing. These concrete decks will be the base of the fixed chair back seating being placed on the concourse level of the arena.

June 8th
Steel framing is installed that will serve as the main support system for the new fixed seating on the concourse level of the main arena.

April 15th
The Gate 1 roof and main arena seats are officially removed. Work begins in the martial arts room and new main gate.

March 29th
Excavation begins in preparation for our new plaza and east entry.

March 24th
First major renovations begin in the main arena with the demolition of the bleachers.

March 22nd
All Stephen C. O’Connell Center employees officially move out of the building into temporary office spaces.

January 1 – March 16
Renovation begins on auxiliary rooms not being utilized by the O’Connell Center. Arena remains fully functional.