The U-M Board of Regents approved the $14 million Yost renovation project earlier today. Some additional details came out that weren't known at the time of the previous post on this topic—most notably the schedule:
The Board also approved a $14-million renovation of Yost Ice Arena that will begin after the 2011-12 season and be completed by the outset 2012-13 season. The project is not expected to affect the Wolverines' competition schedule.
The renovations at Yost will replace the bleacher seats, create ADA accessible seating and loge boxes. In addition, new premium seating opportunities will be created and a new press box area will be designed on the west side of the arena. There will be an upgraded concourse with improved concessions and more points of sale. The facility will get new exterior windows, similar to the Glick Fieldhouse, and lighting to create a more inviting atmosphere.
The above is from an mgoblue.com release.
Annarbor.com article has some details on the contractor for the work:
The board approved to contract Rossetti Architecture Inc. for the project, a Southfield-based company. Some Rossetti projects include the lower level box seats at Palace of Auburn Hills and suites at Michigan International Speedway. The firm is also working on Notre Dame’s new hockey specific arena, scheduled to open next season.
. . . and some quotes from Red, including:
"Along with the new HD video boards for this upcoming season, this next project will really spruce up the arena and dramatically improve the entire fan experience as far as seating, concessions, lighting and sound," Berenson said. "But at the same time people will sense that this is still Yost and it's still a special place to watch a game."
No schematic drawings yet of the renovation. Those will be approved by the regents at a later time.