The Tigers' reactions tell the story.
Players and coaches jumped and screamed with excitement, as Auburn women's basketball unveiled its new locker room Monday afternoon in a video posted on the team's Twitter page.
The upgrades are part of a $3 million, 6,700-square-foot renovation plan for Auburn Arena, approved in April of 2018. The men's basketball locker room is also set to be upgraded with a new locker room, as well as a lounge and "team space."
The entire project is scheduled to be completed in October — before basketball season begins for both teams. The budget for the renovations stems from both athletic department funding and donor contributions.
The Tigers moved from Beard-Eaves Coliseum to Auburn Arena in 2010.
"Broadly speaking, our student-athletes deserve to train in world-class facilities and our fans expect a ‘best-in-class’ game-day experience," Auburn athletic director Allen Greene said of the planned upgrades in 2018. "As we raise the bar within our conference and beyond, our journey to create and execute a facilities master plan that excites the Auburn fan base is unequivocally in motion."
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Led by rising eighth-year coach Terri Williams-Flournoy, Auburn has enjoyed three NCAA Tournament appearances in the past four seasons. The Tigers' 2019-20 season begins Nov. 6 against Wofford in Auburn Arena.
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