Since school was let out last spring, Montana State has been busy making changes to the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.
Wednesday evening the school will officially unveil the new renovations to the public.
"We're really happy with the final product,” said Tom Stump, MSU Director of Auxiliary Services. “We're more excited for the student athletes that get to utilize it and equally excited for the patrons that get to enjoy a more intimate game day experience."
The renovations to the fieldhouse include a new sound system, new seating, and a new track known as Mondo Super X which happens to be a top indoor track surface.
"We were losing kids every week during the indoor season with injuries on the surface that we were training on,” said head track and field coach Dale Kennedy. “It was so hard, so unforgiving. This has a tremendous resilience factor, but it's also really fast. It's a really fast surface as well. So it meets both ends. It gives us a great training surface and it also gives us a great racing surface."
University gatherings, concerts, rodeos, track and field events, and basketball games will be held in the newly renovated fieldhouse.
For first year head coach Brian Fish, the renovations couldn't have come at a better time.
"I'm really excited because when I came in for my interview the rodeo floor was down so it has improved greatly since I saw two feet of dirt in here,” said Coach Fish. “As a fan, as an alumnus, and as a student I think this will reinvigorate the community to want to come to a basketball game and come out and see the guys again because it's certainly an improvement and it's certainly going to be a nice atmosphere for home basketball games."