Clemson receives final approval for Littlejohn rebuild


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CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Athletics received final approval Wednesday from the South Carolina Budget and Control Board to begin renovation of Littlejohn Coliseum. The Board approved the construction project and issuance of bonds for the project, which is slated to cost $63.5 million to be financed completely by the athletic department and IPTAY. The project previously received approval from the Clemson Board of Trustees and the Joint Bond Review Committee.

“This is an exciting step for the future of our basketball programs and our athletic department,” director of athletics Dan Radakovich said. “We appreciate the approval from the Budget and Control Board as well as the support of our Board of Trustees, and we’re looking forward to putting shovels in the dirt and getting to work on renovating Littlejohn Coliseum.

“We’ve said from the beginning of this process the goal is to have a completely different feel for our student-athletes, coaches, fans, alumni and students in this building, and that’s the direction we’re headed with this final approval.”

The Budget and Control Board’s sign-off is the final step in the approval process, and construction is slated to begin following graduation on May 8.

Clemson’s men’s basketball team will play its 2015-16 schedule at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. A full schedule along with ticket details and transportation options are being finalized, but home games at “The Well” include Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Notre Dame, Pitt, South Carolina and Virginia. The women’s basketball team will play its 2015-16 season at Jervey Gymnasium on Clemson’s campus.

The university also announced Wednesday its graduations during the time of construction will be held in Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.

When it reopens in 2016, the rebuilt Littlejohn Coliseum will include reconstruction of the seating areas along with new practice facilities, locker rooms, meeting rooms and coaches offices for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs.

Photos courtesy of Clemson Athletics

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BKB Update: Clemson receives final approval for Littlejohn rebuild
TigerNet News
Now if we can just get a basketball team rebuild***
1portroyalty
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deroberts
dang, you mad bro?***
1portroyalty
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CFlowers85
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clemtiger117®
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PenthouseTiger
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Tigerbalm1®
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tiggerz04®
Haha...
BFRT_King Ranch®
Re: BKB Update: Clemson receives final approval for Littlejohn rebuild
jcarter79
Final Approval???? Its A Classic No-brainer!***
Xander5000
Awesome news!!!
nctigs
notice they dont show the outside
xtiger
The rusty beams are what make LJ awesome
clemsonnum1
Awesomely fugly***
Bashful Baron
Awful***
Clemson81to85
I was curious about that...
raveboy
this has turned into a huge boondoggle. Can't believe
Clemson81to85
"If you build it... they will come."***
WolfMan2
Re: "If you build it... they will come."***
clemtiger117®
"If you build it...rebuild it, rebuild it they may come"
74TIGER
Is it just me, or does it look exactly the same as what we have now?
Topher
deroberts is on a rampage, dont say that.***
xtiger
Except for all those office thingy's, player lounges
striperfan
Exactly. This is much more than just a new arena to
Smiling Tiger®
Re: Except for all those office thingy's, player lounges
deroberts
Re: Except for all those office thingy's, player lounges
74TIGER
Something about lipstick and a pig.***
Bashful Baron
Its not just you***
Clemson81to85
That scoreboard looks sick!!!
nctigs
It looks good. I like the open arena.
joetigerny
Imagine what it will be like playing in the snow!***
Lukerum®
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imacutiger12
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footballmanager
63.5 Million clams??
Starman57®
Did ya see all the new buildings beside
striperfan
Re: Did ya see all the new buildings beside
Starman57®
Re: Did ya see all the new buildings beside
deroberts
Re: Did ya see all the new buildings beside
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: 63.5 Million clams??
Country Gentleman®
Basketball aside, I would be pi$$ed if graduation in Gville.
CUTIGR69®
Same ugly exposed cross rafters. Can't believe we are
Clemson81to85
Duke does pretty well in "old" Cameron Indoor Stadiun.
CUTIGR69®
Then we can do that without spending $63 million.***
Clemson81to85
Re: Duke does pretty well in "old" Cameron Indoor Stadiun.
clemtiger117®
Duke's practice facilities are Top 5...Nike has sunk
CM Shack
Keeping Up with The Joneses - College Facilities Arms Race
Country Gentleman®
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normasjayray
last rebuild did a lot... this doesnt seem to change much
mhuyser
Re: last rebuild did a lot... this doesnt seem to change much
clemtiger117®
Re: last rebuild did a lot... this doesnt seem to change much
mhuyser
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