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USF Sun Dome renovations complete



It took 126 miles of electric wire, 25 miles of fiber optic cable and nearly 200 tons of steel. On Tuesday, renovations to the University of South Florida Sun Dome will finally be unveiled on Tuesday.

Updates include modernization of the arena's 10,000 seats, a new scoreboard, new concessions, restrooms and an office building and face lifts to entryways. All the building's sound, broadcasting and lighting systems were updated, too. In the process, the construction firm, Skanska, removed and recycled over 10 million pounds of debris. 

“In addition to once again being a first-class facility for USF sporting events, the Sun Dome will now be a desirable location for Tampa Bay-area concerts and conventions,” said Darryl Salustro, Skanska project executive, in a news release. “We’re excited the project took less than a year to complete and was done on time.”

The first event in the renovated facility will be USF graduation ceremonies on Friday. 

[Last modified: Monday, April 30, 2012 5:10pm]


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