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Breslin Student Events Center – Facility Upgrades

Project phase: Construction

The Jack Breslin Student Events Center opened in 1989. 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.

Project details

  • 26,000 square-foot addition around building concourse, renovation and improvements of restroom facilities, concession stands, site security and infrastructure improvements.
  • 33,000 square-foot addition for creation of Hall of History and Facilities Upgrade Project.

Project goals

Extend the life of the facility, increase square footage, improve amenities and infrastructure to create sustainable systems, increase revenue through improvements and additions, enhance the overall Spartan experience. 

The Breslin Student Events Center is located on Birch Road in the athletic and recreation district.


Construction: January 2016 - August 2017

Questions, comments, concerns?

Construction representative

Jason VanZee,, (517) 432-2675

Design representative