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Breslin Student Events Center – Facility Upgrades

Project phase: Planning/Design

The Jack Breslin Student Events Center opened in 1989. It is located on Birch Road in the athletic and recreation district. The building hosts more than 100 events annually, including acting as the home to MSU men's and women's basketball. In 2013, Residential and Hospitality Services and Intercollegiate Athletics commissioned studies to examine how to use the facility to its highest functional capacity as a major event center for MSU. Specifically, the studies examined current building conditions, variances with current building codes, energy saving opportunities and enhancíng the patron experience at events.

This project is anticipated to be completed in two phases.

Phase one will concentrate on facility upgrades to include:

  • a 22,000 square foot addition around building
  • expansion of the concourse
  • renovation/upgrade of the restroom facilities, increasing fixture count
  • renovation of concessions stands
  • improvement of the entry vestibules to main concourse
  • improvement of the finish levels and experience on concourse
  • improvement of the site conditions for ingress and egress
  • improvement of site security
  • replacement of chiller system
  • connection to East Lansing water system

Phase two will concentrate on an athletics addition to include:

  • a 32,000 square foot addition
  • creation of a sense of main entry, destination to the building
  • creation of a Hall of History
  • addition of club/meeting space/restaurant bar
  • providing a means of travel from event level to consourse

Timeline (phase one)

  • Start of construction: Dec. 1, 2015
  • End of construction: Aug. 29, 2017

Questions, comments, concerns?

Design representative

CP14110