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BGSU Stroh Center: Construction to court

The Stroh Center at Bowling Green State University is nearly complete. Ground was broken for the arena in September 2009. Here's a look at the Stroh Center from start, to 90 percent completion. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE, START SLIDE SHOW.

Kerm Stroh addresses the crowd at the groundbreaking for the Stroh Center at Bowling Green State University in September, 2009. Enlarge Kerm Stroh addresses the crowd at the groundbreaking for the Stroh Center at Bowling Green State University in September, 2009....
BGSU's new Stroh Center is under construction on Wooster Street March, 2010. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Grant Cumming, owner of a BGSU fan Web site, videotapes the north concourse under construction at the Stroh Center in ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jim Elsasser, Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs at BGSU, stands near the main entrance as he speaks about the ...
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Blocks are built into walls of what will be the new practice gym, June, 2010. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Iron workers John Duggan, left, and Charlie Bunker, right, work with Csaba Letay, on ladder, of Ronnie Frostad Atelier Bronze ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Iron worker John Duggan cuts a transportation bracket off a 4,000 pound bronze falcon to be installed in front ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dan Fink, left, and Paul Trenton, right, of Toledo Sign, prepare to hang the 'H' on the new sign at ...
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A crew from Toledo Sign hang the letters for the Stroh Center sign in November, 2010. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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 Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mosser Construction employees, from Fremont, work on the 24 ft wide bronze falcon being installed in front of the Stroh ...
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The falcon on the statue is shown diving after its prey in May, 2011. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike Schuessler, right, BGSU project manager for the Stroh Center, points out elements of the statue to Rick Kusmer, center,...
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The front of the Stroh Center faces east, toward I-75 and Doyt Perry Stadium. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Champions Court at the Stroh Center.
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An overhead view of the Champions court, the practice gym for the Falcons. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo On of the interior rooms of the Stroh Center.
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The locker room for visiting teams at the Stroh Center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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, Enlarge | Buy This Photo Stairs, with the Stroh Center's large windows on the front of the building to the right, lead Falcon fans to ...
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Before walking to their seats, fans can look out the east-facing windows at the front of the Stroh Center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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 Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The arena will seat 4,387 fans for basketball and volleyball — not including standing-room, which will be available ...
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A high definition video screen is mounted above bleachers behind one of the baskets. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A view from the floor of the BGSU Falcons' new basketball court at the Stroh Center.
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