UT regents will meet later this week to approve 6.64 acres south of Mike Myers Stadium "for construction of an events arena" to replace the Erwin Center. Things are happening.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) December 17, 2018
The school has contracted with Oak View Group to look at the new arena proposals. Expect it to be a multi-purpose venue. Del Conte has spoken about his desire for a more intimate 10,000 seat venue which will encourage competition for seats, create a packed house feel, and allow more amenities. He’ll have to be creative to replace or relocate the football first donors who sit on the front rows - that is when they do show up - and act like they’re receiving a two hour prostate exam instead of watching basketball.
On the new arena possibly getting approved Thursday by regents, Texas school spokesman Gary Susswein said, "The university does not discuss regents' items before the board votes on them."— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) December 17, 2018