There’s no concrete starting date as far as getting a shovel in the ground, but the Bison Sports Arena renovation has begun the final design phase, said athletic director Gene Taylor.
T.L. Stroh of Fargo is the lead architectural firm. Stroh has presented conceptual drawings of generally what it will look like.
As for the fundraising, Taylor said he’s still having meetings with people and still looking for donors. Sanford has committed $10 million and Scheels $5 million to date, of a project that will total in the mid 30s million. It will eventually be renamed the Scheels Center.