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Published: Thursday, 11/13/2008

UT S SAVAGE ARENA BETTER THAN NEW

Players practice on the court in the University of Toledo s newly renovated John F. Savage Arena. The $30 million project, which was begun in December, included a new seating configuration in the arena, improved fan amenities, new locker rooms and offices, new suites and loges, and a new video scoreboard and sound system.





SPT savage13p 11/12/2008     Blade Photo/Lori King  Jason Finfera, of Legacy Commercial Floors, works inside what will be the Charlie and Nancy Creech Fitness Center at the renovated Savage Hall at University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. At right is eco-systems flooring, recycled rubber. SPT savage13p 11/12/2008 Blade Photo/Lori King Jason Finfera, of Legacy Commercial Floors, works inside what will be the Charlie and Nancy Creech Fitness Center at the renovated Savage Hall at University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. At right is eco-systems flooring, recycled rubber.
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Jason Finfera of Legacy Commercial Floors works inside what will become the Charlie and Nancy Creech Fitness Center inside Savage Arena.


SPT savage13p 11/12/2008     Blade Photo/Lori King  Paul Helgren, athletic media relations director, listens to deputy athletic director Michael Karabin talk about the details of the  renovated Savage Hall at University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. They're in the lobby. SPT savage13p 11/12/2008 Blade Photo/Lori King Paul Helgren, athletic media relations director, listens to deputy athletic director Michael Karabin talk about the details of the renovated Savage Hall at University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. They're in the lobby.
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Paul Helgren, left, athletic media relations director, listens as UT Athletic Director Mike O Brien discusses the renovations during a media open house yesterday.


SPT savage13p 11/12/2008     Blade Photo/Lori King  The renovated Savage Hall at University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. SPT savage13p 11/12/2008 Blade Photo/Lori King The renovated Savage Hall at University of Toledo in Toledo, OH.
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A glass atrium lobby gives Savage Arena a new look. A second phase of the work, to be completed next fall, will include a new indoor practice facility beside the hall.




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