Wise Pies Arena
The Pit - $60 Million Arena Renovation

Project Overview

The Pit underwent a massive upgrade and expansion that was completed in time for the 2010-11 season that included $60 million of improvements. Among the improvements were the U.S. Bank club/suites level seating, upgraded lower bowl seating, two end wall video boards, ribbon boards, a unique graphics package showcasing the history of Lobo basketball and UNM athletics, upgraded concessions area, the new Lobo Den Store, and a remodeled concourse. NBA locker rooms were added for both the men's and women's teams along with a player's lounge.

  • 60,000 square feet of new space
  • Doubled the concessions point of sale
  • Doubled total number of restrooms
  • Expanded concourse to enhance pedestrian traffic flow
  • Extensive glasswork and increased ceiling height to allow patrons to take advantage of Sandia Mountain and Downtown Albuquerque views
  • New state-of-the-art locker room facilities for both the men's and women's basketball teams
  • Addition of new weight room and training room dedicated to men's and women's basketball
  • Addition of Lettermen's Lounge to provide access to Alumni Lettermen from all UNM sports
  • Increased technology to enhance the fan experience including video boards, ribbon boards and digital signage throughout the arena
  • Extensive signage and graphics package to highlight the history of Lobo Athletics
  • Addition of 38 suites and 244 club seats
  • New commissary to support improved concessions as well as the club and suites
  • Lobo Store expanded to 2500 sq. ft., nearly doubling the previous size
  • Ticket office expanded and re-located
  • Building features a distinct architectural look that will be the envy of basketball arenas nationally
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