Villanova Athletics partnered with EwingCole, an award-winning architecture and engineering firm based in Philadelphia, to transform the Pavilion from a multi-purpose and recreational facility into a world-class basketball-centric arena. The renovation celebrates the uniqueness of the old arena, which opened in 1986, while creating an unmatched Division I basketball experience for Villanova players and fans.

The upgrades include:

• McMahon Way, an outdoor plaza for pre-game and post-game activities
• A relocated main entrance that will serve as a gathering place for fans and more closely connects Villanova Athletics to the campus community
• A Hall of Fame, with graphics and memorabilia celebrating the rich history of Villanova Athletics
• A 360-degree concourse hosting a variety of concessions, merchandise stands and other fan amenities
• The rich history of Villanova Basketball depicted in images spanning the interior space
• Additional new and improved elements include:
   • New seating and enhanced seat comfort throughout the arena
   • Upgraded and additional restrooms
   • Team store and ticketing office
   • Premium seating sections and hospitality clubs including the Fitzgerald Club, the O’Toole Premium Club and the Villanova Club
   • Team locker rooms
   • The LePore Basketball Suite featuring the Kyle Lowry Locker Room, the Campolo Coaches Office and the Nerney Recruiting Lounge
   • New LED-video screens including the Holloway, Greco, Coleman, Greco and Mulroy Video Boards
   • State-of-the-art audio/visual technology (lighting, acoustics, etc.)