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BGSU Stroh Center: Construction to court

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Kerm Stroh addresses the crowd at the groundbreaking for the Stroh Center at Bowling Green State University in September, 2009.

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BGSU's new Stroh Center is under construction on Wooster Street March, 2010.

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Part of the Stroh Center under construction at Bowling Green State University, March, 2010.

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Workers construct part of a block wall on the Stroh Center site, March, 2010.

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Construction on the Stroh Center makes progress in June, 2010.

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Grant Cumming, owner of a BGSU fan Web site, videotapes the north concourse under construction at the Stroh Center in June, 2010.

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Jim Elsasser, Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs at BGSU, stands near the main entrance as he speaks about the construction at the Stroh Center in June, 2010.

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Blocks are built into walls of what will be the new practice gym, June, 2010.

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Jim Elsasser, Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs at BGSU, stands on what will be the arena floor in June, 2010.

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A staircase on the northwest corner under construction in June, 2010.

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Some storage spaces in the arena will be located under the fan seating, June, 2010.

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As shown in June, 2010, The large hole on the left front of the building will be the main entrance.

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A view of the Stroh Center in August, 2010, from Doyt Perry Stadium to the arena's northeast.

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Iron workers John Duggan, left, and Charlie Bunker, right, work with Csaba Letay, on ladder, of Ronnie Frostad Atelier Bronze Casting Foundry, Sacramento, Calif., prepare to lift a 4,000 pound bronze falcon at the new Stroh Center at Bowling Green State University in November, 2010.

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Iron worker John Duggan cuts a transportation bracket off a 4,000 pound bronze falcon to be installed in front of the new Stroh Center in November, 2010.

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Dan Fink, left, and Paul Trenton, right, of Toledo Sign, prepare to hang the 'H' on the new sign at the Stroh Center in November, 2010.

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A crew from Toledo Sign hang the letters for the Stroh Center sign in November, 2010.

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A tub for injured players sits in the new Stroh Center in January, 2011

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The hardwood and part of the arena's seating is installed at the Stroh Center in January, 2011.

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Jim Elsasser of BGSU discusses the layout of the court inside the new Stroh Center in January, 2011.

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The bronze falcon outside the Stroh Center watches over the snow covered ground in January, 2011.

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Mosser Construction employees, from Fremont, work on the 24 ft wide bronze falcon being installed in front of the Stroh Center in Bowling Green in May, 2011. The statue, which weighs around 4,000 pounds, is the largest bronze falcon in the world. It was designed by Jon Hair and donated to the university from Irwin Belk.

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The falcon on the statue is shown diving after its prey in May, 2011.

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Mosser Construction employees, from Fremont, make final adjustments to the falcon statue in May, 2011.

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Mike Schuessler, right, BGSU project manager for the Stroh Center, points out elements of the statue to Rick Kusmer, center, Mosser Construction project manager, and Doug McLean, left, architect with Rossetti Associates.

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The front of the Stroh Center faces east, toward I-75 and Doyt Perry Stadium.

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The Champions Court at the Stroh Center.

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An overhead view of the Champions court, the practice gym for the Falcons.

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On of the interior rooms of the Stroh Center.

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The locker room for visiting teams at the Stroh Center.

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The Falcons' locker room features individual stalls for the players and their gear.

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As visitors come through the Stroh Center's main entrance, they are greeted by ticket booths.

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The BGSU athletics Hall of Fame area will feature years of athletic memorabilia from the Falcons past.

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Stairs, with the Stroh Center's large windows on the front of the building to the right, lead Falcon fans to the upper concourse,

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Before walking to their seats, fans can look out the east-facing windows at the front of the Stroh Center.

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There are four concessions areas, with all four allowing fans to watch on-court action while waiting for food

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Signs guide Falcon fans to their seats.

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Once in their seats, fans can enjoy a great view of the new court and the new Falcon teams.

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The arena will seat 4,387 fans for basketball and volleyball — not including standing-room, which will be available at the west end of the court.

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A high definition video screen is mounted above bleachers behind one of the baskets.

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With court seating, more than 5,000 will be able to fill the arena for concerts and graduation.

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Large windows behind the bleachers let natural light shine on the court.

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A view from the floor of the BGSU Falcons' new basketball court at the Stroh Center.

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