Extreme Makeover

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Extreme Makeover

Newly renovated Stegeman Coliseum includes graphics highlighting academic and athletic success.

Photo by: Andrew Davis Tucker

Stegeman Coliseum’s $13 million renovation was celebrated at a January dedication ceremony. The project included expanding concourse and lobby space, modernizing and adding restrooms, upgrading concessions areas and adding a first aid room. The arena opened in 1964 as the Georgia Coliseum and was renamed in 1996 in memory of former athletic director and basketball coach Herman J. Stegeman. The seating bowl has undergone several renovations to reach its current capacity of 10,523. A $30 million practice and training facility opened adjacent to Stegeman Coliseum in 2007. In addition to basketball and gymnastics, the Coliseum hosts UGA and local high school graduations, university classes, concerts and various other events. In 1996, Stegeman Coliseum was used for volleyball and rhythmic gymnastics during the Centennial Olympic Games. For more information, see http://www.georgiadogs.com/facilities/stegeman-coliseum.html.