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Old 09-26-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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Does anyone have anymore information on this? It was announced recently that renovations would take place. What's the time frame and what are they updating? May be in the article, but I don't have it right now. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Here you go: Bi-Lo Center renovations.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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Thanks brother! You're always on time. Lol.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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New info on this: BI-LO Center to get $14.5 million renovation, new name
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:49 AM
 
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The Bi-Lo Center is planning $14.5 million in improvements over the next three years, the facility’s president, Roger Newton, said in a recent interview. That’s a significant financial investment in an arena that cost $63 million to build. At 15 years old, the Bi-Lo Center (which also may soon get a new name given Bi-Lo’s decision not to renew a naming rights agreement) is due to be refreshed.

In the world of sports arenas, 15-year-old technology for things such as scoreboards and video displays is ancient. And the center lacks a ribbon board, one piece of equipment that’s standard in every modern sports facility. A ribbon board is a narrow video board strip that encircles the bowl of an arena or stadium, and it is an essential vehicle for displaying sponsors’ messages as well as encouraging fans to be more involved in the game.

So among the items that will be new this fall are a high-definition center-hung scoreboard to replace the old one that has outlived is usefulness, especially for showing replays and other videos; a ribbon board that circles the arena bowl; 40 new digital screens in the concourse; and renovations to the facility’s 30 suites.

The money is coming from excess hospitality tax revenue and a contribution from the Bi-Lo Center, Newton said. The improvements mark the first real changes — except for the club renovation last year — since the arena opened in 1998.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:52 AM
 
Location: near downtown Greenville, SC (lives vicariously on a beach south of 30-A)
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This is great news. However, I'd like healthier dining options - the last time I was there (for a hockey game in October), I could only find typical stadium fare loaded with carbs, calories, and salt. And Mr. Newton, I'd gladly pay extra for healthier, local food choices.

As for names, the "BMW Arena" sounds nice.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC, USA (mostly)
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I wonder how much revenue the arena collects from events at the Charter Amphitheater in Simpsonville?
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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This building could use more than a new scoreboard. I am sure it will be nice but, I have always thought this building was build on the low end.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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This building could use more than a new scoreboard. I am sure it will be nice but, I have always thought this building was build on the low end.
Aesthetically I agree, however, the building is structurally very solid. It has the skeleton to support significant upgrades and expansion.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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Aesthetically I agree, however, the building is structurally very solid. It has the skeleton to support significant upgrades and expansion.
Maybe they could do like the recent renovations to the Peace Center? Add a lobby/atrium with windows, lots of landscaping..... something.
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